Accredited Agricultural Consultants (AAC) members of the Society provide consulting services for over 5,500 clients who collectively represent over 7 million acres of rural real estate. Clients include investors, non-operating landowners, operating farmers and professional agribusinesses. Consultation services can be as simple as helping determine the best lease type on a property to as complex as determining what enterprise is the most profitable for an operation, and determining how to improve cash flow on a operating farm.
Consulting is the fastest growing field in agriculture. The role of agricultural consultants is becoming more and more critical as agriculture enters the fast paced era of consolidation, technology, specialization, mergers, and reformation. An Accredited Agricultural Consultant (AAC) trained in the delivery of their consulting expertise to the market and in the management of their consulting business have set themselves apart from the competition by earning the AAC designation.
AACs provide the highest quality management consulting service to rural America. The agricultural consultant advises clients on business decisions about the current operation of and future opportunities for the client's enterprise. An AAC may focus on financial matters, business structure, human relations and personnel management, business succession planning, or production and operation issues.
With technology changing so rapidly, Consultants provide specialized knowledge to business operators enabling them to keep up with changes and developments needed to adapt and remain profitable.
The Consultant values honesty and fair dealing in a manner which promotes the interest of his/her clients, employees and shareholders. The AAC designation ensures that service is delivered with the highest standards, integrity and quality.