Family Businesses to Benefit from Specialized Expertise
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Reading Time: 2 minutesIn a time when agricultural production is faced with difficult and uncontrollable issues, farmers must deal with a wide range of uncertainties, leaving them feeling isolated and helpless. “This creates a huge roadblock for farmers, and especially farm families, who have little to no margin for error,” says K·Coe Isom CEO Jeff Wald. In an effort to support food and ag businesses, K·Coe Isom, a national leader in food and agriculture consulting and accounting services, announced the acquisition of Ag Progress effective November 1, 2019. K·Coe Isom devotes two-thirds of its business to providing solutions for the food-supply chain and the financial, sustainability, legislative, and operational issues they face. Wald adds, “As a firm we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate business challenges and connect them with peers and thought leaders to elevate their operations and keep their business running. By adding the expertise of Lance Woodbury and Davon Cook, who have been coaching and facilitating peer groups for family and closely-held agribusinesses for years, as well as consulting with family businesses on succession plans, K·Coe has created a powerhouse resource to positively impact ag operations.” Ag Progress is a national consulting firm that serves family farming and ranching businesses. Much of Ag Progress’ success stems from their expertise in convening owners of production agriculture businesses to share their challenges, solutions, and opportunities. Additionally, the Ag Progress team brings extensive experience in coaching dozens of family businesses as they work through estate and succession planning issues, tackle difficult discussions, and create plans to protect and pass on legacies. Partner and Co-Founder Lance Woodbury states, “We are excited to join forces with K·Coe, a partner who shares the same ambitions and cares about and advocates for the success of farm families. This blend of services provides the opportunity for peer networks to access better education and resources, meeting the challenges they face as they grow their businesses.” K·Coe Isom has also invested with Ag Progress in The Progress Coach, an executive education program dedicated to ongoing learning and discussion about ownership, management and relationship strategies for family owned agribusiness companies. About Ag Progress Ag Progress is a consulting firm dedicated to growing and transitioning family and closely-held agriculture businesses. Lance Woodbury and Davon Cook help farms and ranches improve operations and enhance family relationships to secure their heritage, identity and economic future. Visit https://www.agprogress.com/.