Minnesota: Ferguson Group (Thief River Falls)

We are financial analysts and management consultants. We solve business problems, and identify opportunities in farm and ranch operations.

Business Services

Ferguson Group (Thief River Falls) specializes in providing financial counsel using the Ferguson System of Agricultural Financial Analysis which utilizes 36-42 financial performance ratios and indices.

Leveraging personal experience on the Credit Committee of a growing Minnesota bank, we focus on a wide spectrum of both agricultural and other commercial lending to provide special insight into optimizing loan structures to improve client prospects for approval.

Successful financial turnarounds have been a key specialty with the Ferguson System for years.  Business Studies are designed especially for operations having less than $375,000 Sales annually.  Operations Review & Analysis reports  have served commercial farms and ranches having annual Sales from $375,000 to $20 million annually.

Financial Feasibility Studies analyze the practicality and profitability prospects for proposed, major acquisitions or divestitures...as well as a prospective, new entry into a totally different business enterprise. 

Cash flow and break-even analysis can prove to be invaluable, especially during volatile times either internally, regionally, or nationally.  We are geared to provide optimal analysis with minimal delay.

Educational Opportunities and Workshops

  • Financial seminars for Farmers and Ranchers
  • Ag Lender Workshops
  • Single topic presentations such as  
    • Measuring profitability
    • Expanding feasibility
    • Determining the value of land  
    • Profit and Loss lending in agriculture  
    • Capital movement efficiency
    • Farm management economics
    • Entrepreneurial uses of existing assets

Specialized Management Services

  • Advisory Member of Board of Directors
  • Profitability Improvement
  • Business and Financial Counsel
  • Specialty Crop Planning

Professional Qualifications

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Aaron Yaggie
PO BOX 202

Telephone: ☎ 218.465.4275
Fax: 218.465.4276
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