Agribusiness & Cooperatives
Since we opened our doors in 1964, one of our core focuses has always been serving the agribusiness industry. With clients in eight states and more than 300 years of combined staff experience, we’ve established a strong reputation for forming partnerships with our agricultural clients as well as performing consistent, quality cooperative audits.
We do not take a one-size-fits-all approach. We recognize the uniqueness of all of our agribusiness and cooperative clients and work to fulfill their specific individual needs. Each situation is different, which is why we go the extra mile to understand your goals inside and out. For example, if you have grain bins, we will gladly put on our boots and measure inventories for a grain audit right beside you. Through risk management and peer comparisons and evaluations, our expert cooperative auditors are fully able to help you build stable balance sheets and reach your financial goals more effectively. We’re experts in our field and can be experts in your field as well.
We’ve also worked alongside management and boards of directors to help solve problems and develop strategic plans to help both large and small agribusinesses achieve their goals. We understand how the industry functions, that’s why our advisers offer specialized expertise that will help you address your individual goals, as well as plan for the future.
Some of the specialized services we offer to Agribusinesses are:
- Complete cooperative auditing
- Internal control structure reviews
- Partnership analysis and implementation
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Departmental studies
- Audit committee charter and responsibilities
- Qualified and non-qualified patronage
Some of the types of Agribusinesses we specialize in are:
- Cattle feedlots
- Hog production
- Feed mills
- Ethanol plants
- Bio-diesel plants
- Egg production
- Dairy production
- Specialty crops
Jim Carlson, General Manager, First Cooperative Association
“...Gardiner Thomsen is a leader in the agribusiness auditing for cooperatives. Our partnership with the firm has history and ongoing meaning for our cooperative to take us to the next level in our size and scope of our future business.”