A ‘Grand’ time
A ‘Grand’ time
• Creative Tax Planning – Keeping More of What You Earn! — CPAs Doug VanDerAa and Dan Pring from Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols, and Carter talk about tax and financial subjects that affect the meat industry, including ideas for taking advantage of the window of opportunity to distribute earnings at a 15-percent tax rate under the 2003 tax act.
• America’s Dumbest (Most Expensive) Plant Building Mistakes — Scott Cunningham, Cunningham Meats; David Sutton, Newhall Locker & Processing; and Ron Vallort, Ron Vallort & Associates, offer attendees a chance to learn about plant building mistakes from people who have already made them.
• Seducing the Sale by Design: First Impressions Count — Christopher Marshall, Christopher Marshall Design, helps attendees learn what design factors affect a customer’s buying decision and how to select the best creative resources for your needs including working with commercial artists and speaking the language.
• How the AAMP Web Site Can Help You Help Yourself! — Dave Clipper, CEI Design, shows what information is available at www.aamp.com and how important that information can be to your business.
• The Amazing Effects of Water Quality on Your Products — Rick Hull, WTI Inc., proves that without quality processing water, it doesn’t matter if your product features the best ingredients or the finest seasonings.
• Tricks of the Trade — Gary Crane, Ralph’s Packing Co., helps attendees translate the best ideas of others into cash in your pocket. Crane will share his secrets on how to save time, cut expenses, and profit from simple ideas.
• Value-Added Beef — Kari Underly, NCBA, and Bill Fields, Ajinomoto, lead an interactive presentation and preparation of beef value cuts from NCBA.
• Pricing 101 — Willy Nunez, Iowa State University, offers a primer on how you can determine the true cost of your product, your handling, your overhead, and whether you are in reality giving away your time and profit potential.
• BSE Animal ID and How to Cope With It All — Daniel Engeljohn, USDA/FSIS; Dennis Schaardt, Den’s Country Meats, and Jay Wenther, AAMP, comprise a panel of government and processing experts that will tell what to expect and how to deal with existing and coming requirements on the BSE or mad cow issue, plus what to expect with the new animal identification and tracking system.