(June 24, 2015) – K·Coe Isom, a leading consulting and CPA firm in the food and agriculture industry, has established a scholarship program, providing two inspired applicants with full tuition to The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) 2016. Since its inception over 25 years ago, TEPAP has helped more than 1,800 participants across the country increase global awareness, develop leadership skills, and most importantly, manage their organizations more professionally. Interested candidates can apply for the 2016 K·Coe Isom TEPAP Scholarship through July 31, 2015.
“As stated by the founder, Danny Klinefelter, TEPAP is built on seven principles that focus on learning, adapting, strategizing, evaluating, improving, and changing faster than your competition,” said Dr. Mark Welch, TEPAP Program Director. “We’re teaching operators how to think like executives—to use good timing to their advantage, seeing possibilities before they become obvious to the typical producer. TEPAP creates producers that often rise to be the Top 10%.”
“At K·Coe Isom, we are fully immersed in the food and ag industry. Our people grew up on farms and ranches. They know first-hand how ag operations run and how to make these businesses more efficient. They walk the fields or hop into combines to meet with our clients,” said Laura Sands, Ag Leader at K·Coe Isom. “We’re in the business to keep farmers and ranchers in business. The 2016 K·Coe Isom TEPAP Scholarship is one way we can make the best resources available. This unique learning experience helps producers see opportunities and embrace change—critical skills for transforming farms and ranches into stronger, more resilient operations.”
The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) is an intensive two-week program featuring classroom sessions led by prominent ag economists and agribusiness specialists, many of whom also own, manage, or participate in large-scale farming or ranching operations. Sponsored by Farm Credit System, John Deere, BASF, and DTN, and administered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, TEPAP teaches advanced agribusiness skills such as international business development, niche market evaluation, analyzing and forecasting financial position, as well as personnel management and negotiation. TEPAP 2016 will be held January 10-16 at the Omni Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX.
About K·Coe Isom
K·Coe Isom leads, nationally, as consultants and CPAs in the food and agriculture industry that comprises two-thirds of the firm’s business. K·Coe Isom was formed January 1, 2015 upon merging two powerhouse firms in the food and agriculture industry: Kennedy and Coe and Matson and Isom. Every day, K·Coe Isom makes farm operations stronger and preserves families’ assets for future generations. The firm is solidly embedded throughout the food-supply chain—from policy to plate—working with producers, input suppliers, processors, packagers, distributors, biofuel manufacturers, equipment dealerships, landowners, lenders, and many agencies and policy organizations that support the industry. K·Coe Isom serves domestic and international clientele from 17 coast-to-coast offices. The firm also has Midwestern and Northern California regional strengths in community banking, construction, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. Visit kcoe.com.