What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

Cloud Computing
Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Keith Milburn - GROWMARK
Objective: At completion of the session attendees will better understand what cloud computing is, as well as it's advantages.
Field of Study: Computer Science
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This 1 hour session will begin by first establishing the definition of cloud computing, then describing the various service delivery models of a cloud computing architecture, and the ways in which clouds can be deployed as public, private, hybrid, and community clouds, followed by a much deeper review of the security and privacy issues related to cloud computing environments.

Presenter Bio(s)
Keith Milburn began his career in the GROWMARK System in September 1987 with Twin County Service Company (Southern FS) and served there during a 10-year period in various roles including Location & Area Manager, Precision Farming Coordinator, and IMS Coordinator.

From April 1997 through December 2004 he served in numerous roles at McLean County Service Company (Evergreen FS) including Precision Farming Coordinator and IT Director.

In January 2005, Keith joined GROWMARK as the Marketing Services Manager working directly with member cooperatives, region staff, and division staff in many areas of marketing including the GROWMARK Annual Sales Program and M.A.R.C. of Excellence.

He accepted a position in the Northern Region in September 2007 as Agronomy Marketing Director working directly with member cooperatives in all areas of agronomy marketing. He coordinated implementation of marketing programs with the Agronomy Division and provided supervision to the FS Seed District Sales Managers.

In May of 2009, Keith was named the Director of IMS for GROWMARK and responsible for all development, marketing, pricing, support, training and installation activities necessary for computer systems offered to member cooperatives, subsidiaries, retail divisions, and customers in the U.S. and Ontario.

In August 2012, he was named Senior Director, Information Technology (CIO) providing long-term direction to the GROWMARK System on the use of computer hardware and operating and applications software by establishing directions, strategies, and standards to ensure GROWMARK’s leadership in the marketplace.

And in March 2015, Keith was named the Managing Director Enterprise Transformation & CIO and will be the vocal and visible champion of the spark! project, (enterprise resource planning initiative) legitimizing the project’s goals and objectives, keeping abreast of major project activities, and continue as a key decision-maker for the project.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org