Boot Camp Speakers

Curt Covington, Executive Vice President, Farmer Mac

Curt is responsible for managing the $20.7 billion ag loan portfolio as well as the credit administration, underwriting, and client services functions for Farmer Mac, the nation’s secondary market for agr credit. Curt’s extensive experience in ag lending spans over four decades, and his passion for rural America developed at a young age on his family’s grape and tree nut farm in the farming community of Selma, CA. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Southern California and his Masters in Agribusiness from Santa Clara University. 

Paul Neiffer, CPA, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Paul is an Agribusiness Certified Public Accountant with CliftonLarsonAllen specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and FSA planning related to farmers and processors. Paul gives numerous presentations each year on farm taxes and accounting, along with Legacy and FSA planning. Paul is also the primary
contributor to the blog and is past president of the Farm Financial Standards Council.  He and his wife live on a ranch in Columbia County, Washington tries to get some combine time in each year.

Ashley Arrington, founder, AgriAuthority

Ashley grew up in Georgia and earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree from Augusta University. She has worked in the banking industry her entire career and concentrates exclusively on agricultural banking and analysis. She founded AgriAuthority, a consulting company focusing on business valuation, asset acquisition and growth. She compiles a weekly newsletter and has shared her expertise at countless conferences and seminars.