Atlantic Chapter Annual Conference

June 12, 2022 2:00pm - June 14, 2022 12:45pm ET
Location Information:
Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States
Contact Information:
(937) 222-6707
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Please join us for the Atlantic Chapter's Annual Conference - attend in-person or virtually! The conference will feature highly-relevant educational sessions, prime opportunities for in-person networking and collaboration, and an abundance of resources, tools, and takeaways to help you succeed in the cooperative accounting, tax, and finance industry. 

To reserve your hotel accommodations at the NSAC discounted rate, please click here

Below is a tentative schedule of the conference:

Sunday June 12, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception, Charleston RiverDogs Game, Murray’s Mezzanine.

Ball Park picnic includes hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad, and watermelon.
Sponsored by: Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

Monday June 13, 2022
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
6:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Early Bird Prizes and President’s Welcome
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. “Walking the Tax Plank Blindfolded”
Dave Antoni, KPMG, and Bryanna Fredericks, Herbein
Join Dave Antoni and Byranna Fredericks as they strategize the implementation of final Section 199A(g) regulations and provide practical examples. They will analyze 2022 tax changes within enacted legislation – Section 163(j) and Section 174 – including state conformity issues, forecast tax reform proposals and the likelihood of gaining any traction in Congress, and survey recent IRS audit experiences.
CPE: 1.5 Hour  Field of Study: Taxes
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Washington Update – Federal Policy and Political Outlook
Lisa Van Doren, Chief of Staff, Government Affairs
In this Washington Update, attendees will gain an understanding of current federal tax and economic priorities in the agriculture sector.
CPE: 1.0 Hour  Field of Study: Regulatory Ethics
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Door Prizes & Break
9:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. A&A Update – 12 months with the FASB, 76 months with ASC 842
Bob Farmer, Florida’s Natural
In this informative session, Bob Farmer will have an open discussion with the group on implementation challenges and successes FASB ASUs. Attendees will have these key takeaways:
• General understanding of all FASB ASUs issued since June 2021
• Consideration of potential impacts of recently issued ASUs on cooperatives
• Recap of ASC 842, including timeline and impacts on reporting and disclosures
CPE: 1.5 Hour  Field of Study: Accounting
11:20 a.m.  – 12:20 a.m. Outline for the U.S. Grain Sector and Agriculture Economy
Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, CoBank
In this session, Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, CoBank’s senior economist and research strategist, will provide insight into the current state of the U.S. grain market, focusing on the implications of the Russian/Ukraine conflict and ongoing supply chain disruptions.
CPE: 1 Hour  Field of Study: Economics
12:20 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Late Bird Prizes and Announcements
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet and National Update
Sponsored by: Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Sumter Tours
Guided transportation and history tour, via land and sea. Explore the Grounds of Fort Sumter, stand on the grounds where America’s deadliest war began at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park.A Trip Around the Harbor, the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park sits prominently at the mouth of the Charleston Harbor, a strategic location that was crucial to its defense.
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. NSAC Group Dinner. Meet in Lobby at 6:00 p.m; groups will Uber to dinner.
Tuesday June 14, 2022
6:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Early Bird Prizes

6:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Chapter Annual Business Meeting

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Managing the Workforce of the future: 2022 Hiring and Compensation Trends
Joe Pistacchio, Robert Half
In this session, examine the emerging trends in 2022 in order to make more strategic hiring and business decisions. With the return to a candidate-driven market, is your coop prepared to face intense competition for skilled talent? Learn how to adapt to new ways of doing business with the labor market in a COVID-world, and what companies are doing to retain talent, hire talent, and differentiate themselves in the hiring process. Attendees will walk away with insight into how compensation and benefits are changing as a result of the hiring climate, as the country gets back to business.
CPE: 1.5 Hour  Field of Study: Personnel/Human Resources

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Coop Bylaws and Board Governance
Todd Eskelsen, Eskelsen Law
Additional details coming soon.
CPE: 1.0 Hour  Field of Study: Business Law

9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Door Prizes & Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:35 p.m.

Supply Chain and Strategy
Bart Huthwaite, RSM, and Matt Dollard, RSM
Additional details coming soon.
CPE: 1.0 Hour  Field of Study: Business Management

10:35 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.  

Ransom Attacks, Could you be Next?
Mike Moore, EFC Systems
Cyber security ransom attacks are an ever-growing threat to thousands of organizations and businesses worldwide. Experts estimate that a ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds, and you could be next. Join EFC Systems to learn more about these attacks and how to combat threats through the lens of financial, business operations, and technology.
CPE: 1.0 Hour  Field of Study: Information Technology

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


12:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Late Bird Prizes and Wrap-Up

Hotel Information 

The meeting will take place at: 
Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Rooms $189+tax per night

Book your hotel room by May 12, 2022, click here

Registration Fees

$375.00 Virtually or In-Person
$Free for first-time In-Person Attendee 
$100 Guest - Adult and child ages 10+ (includes breakfasts, lunches, and reception)
$Free Guest -Child 9 and younger (includes breakfasts, lunches, and reception)

Sunday Welcome Reception - Included

Fort Sumter Tour - $40 
Children - $25

Dinner- 39 Rue De Jan
$70 Adult
$25 children


Cancellation Policy: You may cancel without penalty if written cancellation requests are received by May 12, 2022. Due to financial obligations incurred by NSAC, a credit voucher less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for written requests received between May 12 and May 31, 2022. No refunds or credits will be issued on cancellation requests received after May 31, 2022. Registrations are transferrable without penalty. For further information, contact NSAC at or (937) 222-6707.

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 (#103068) 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: