This workshop will help farmers prepare and manage their farm as a business, from creating a business plan to planning and managing cash flow, through managing finances over time.
Brion Smoker's distinctive and unique career path began in 1979 when he founded the accounting firm Smoker, Smith & Associates in Hershey, Pa. Through the years his contributions included being a founding member of the Eastern Audit Alliance, INPACT Audit Ltd, and Nevis, L.L.C., a reinsurance/captive insurance company based in St. Kitts. He has served many organizations such as INPACT Americas, the Forum of Firms, the International Federation of Accountants, APACT, the Center for Family Owned Business, and Venture Training, Inc. Smoker’s current position is as founder and president of Equis Advisory, a financial consulting organization based in Hershey, Pa., chief financial officer of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, and the chief financial officer and co-owner of Sweet Valley Suris, a 40-animal alpaca farm in Annville, Pa.
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