Pacific Northwest Annual Chapter Meeting

June 2, 2022 1:00pm - June 3, 2022 12:00pm PT
Location Information:
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn (Virtual Option Available)
1108 East Marina Way,
Hood River, OR 97031
United States
Contact Information:
(937) 222-1024
Cost(s): $200.00 NSAC Member / $300.00 Non-Member (Includes 1-year Member Registration)

Hybrid Meeting: Attend in-person or virtually!

Please join the Pacific Northwest Chapter for two days filled with educational sessions, CPE, and unparalleled networking opportunities with your peers. Join in discussions around topics that are shaping today’s accounting, tax, and finance standards in the cooperative environment. Topics covered will include: Tax Update, Cooperative Law Review, The Workforce of the Future, Leases, Latest Trends in ERP Systems, and a Marketing Outlook.


Thursday, June 2, 2022
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
Erik Gillam, Chapter President
1:10 - 2:10pm

Tax Update (1 Taxes CPE Credit)
Kyle Meissner, Cordell Neher & Co

This session is designed to bring you the latest and up-to-date tax law changes and new tax return reporting items. Additionally, this session will explore any anticipated future tax law changes. Some of the topics that may be covered include: Meals and Entertainment, 163(j) Interest Expense Limitation, Net Operating Losses, and other Federal Credit Updates. 

2:10 - 3:10 pm

Cooperative Law Review (1 Business Law CPE Credit)
Dustin Klinger, Thede Culpepper Moore Munro & Stillman LLP

This session with provide an overview of the current changes to law that will have an impact on cooperatives in the Pacific Northwest, including an update on specific provisions of cooperative law in Oregon and Washington State.

3:10 pm Networking Break
3:30 - 4:45 pm

The Workforce of the Future (1.5 Personnel/HR CPE Credit)
Jeff Dieleman - Moderator
Mike Phillips - Northwest Wholesale, Inc.
Linda Gray - Diamond Fruit Growers, Inc.
Dustin Klinger - Thede Culpepper Moore Munro & Stillman LLP
David Cobia - Clifton Larson & Allen

This session will provide an interactive discussion on the current state of general trends in the labor markets within agriculture as well as information on the accounting work force in both public and private accounting.

4:45 pm Wine Tour and Dinner
Friday, June 3, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast & Annual Meeting Business/Elections
8:00 - 9:00 am

ASC 842-Leases (1 Accounting CPE Credit)
David Bohl, Moss Adams, LLP

Most public companies reporting under US GAAP have adopted the new lease accounting standard. While the FASB granted private entities additional time, the effective date is fast approaching.  This session will review how to implement this delayed standard and discuss possible pitfalls.

9:00 - 9:45 am

Private Equity In Agriculture (1 Business Management & Organization CPE Credit)
Jeff Dieleman, Moss Adams, LLP

As Private Equity continues to have a significant impact on agriculture in the Pacific Northwest, this session will focus on the current trends in private equity including recent activity and how to best position your cooperative for long-term success.

9:45 – 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 – 11:00 am

Latest Trends in ERP Systems (1 Accounting CPE Credit)
Labi Rabiu, Moss Adams Enterprise Systems Consulting

Learn how a cloud ERP solution can help improve financial controls, processes, decision-making, and more for growth-minded cooperatives.

11:00 – 12pm

Market Outlook-Lenders Perspective (1 Economics CPE Credit)
Cary Fry, Farm Credit Services

This session will provide market insights from a lenders perspective on the agricultural activity in the Pacific Northwest, including general forecasts and examples of successful management practices.

12:00 pm Closing Remarks & Departure


Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
Click here to book your hotel accomodations. The discounted rate ends on May 24, 2022.

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: