20th Symposium Examines Issues in Cooperative Finance

Brian Briggeman, ACCC director, shares his vision for the center’s future during a luncheon at the 20th Symposium on Cooperative Issues Aug. 30.

By Seleise Barrett, Arthur Capper Cooperative Center

The Arthur Capper Cooperative Center held its 20th Symposium on Cooperative Issues Aug. 30 at the K-State Alumni Center. More than 115 people attended the forum to learn about “Innovative Approaches to Cooperative Finance.”

David Barton, retiring director of the ACCC, kicked off the program sharing his expertise on income distribution and balance sheet management strategies. He was followed by a leading tax expert, Teree Castanias CPA, and a leading banking expert, Amy Gales, executive vice president of CoBank.

New ACCC director Brian Briggeman shared his vision for the future of the center during the luncheon. Cooperative scholarship students also were recognized.

The afternoon was filled with in-depth case studies on different financial planning decisions made by local cooperatives in Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

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