Agricultural Cooperatives

Agricultural cooperatives face distinct issues and require advisors who understand the industry’s governance and ownership challenges. With complex accounting issues, changing tax laws, ever-increasing regulatory environments, volatile commodity prices and compliance issues regarding business structures and joint venture agreements, cooperatives have a lot to consider.

You need advisors who understand the opportunities and dilemmas you tackle each day. BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group can help. Our professionals are knowledgeable about cooperatives and offer a variety of audit, tax and consulting services tailored to your needs.


BKD works with cooperatives to help them develop financial strategies to mitigate risk and improve cash flow. Clients can benefit from timely advice regarding the effects of tax laws and recommendations to help reduce costs, improve productivity and expand operations. Other resources include:

  • Domestic tax services
  • Audit & assurance services
  • Commodity hedging analyses
  • Contract audits
  • Investment & financial planning
  • International tax services
  • Forensics services
  • Internal control risk services
  • Corporate finance services
  • Employee benefit plan services
  • Special tax services
  • Technology services
  • Strategic planning

Transaction Services

Our transaction services specialists can help cooperatives identify opportunities and mitigate risks associated with mergers and acquisitions by providing a variety of services, including:

  • Earnings quality & working capital due diligence
  • Data analytics
  • Tax due diligence
  • Transaction structure & tax efficiency planning
  • Closing date working capital validation
  • Sell-side due diligence & transaction preparation

SALT Services

Our State & Local Tax (SALT) Services professionals can help you understand and navigate the challenging tax world and take advantage of:

  • Sales & use tax compliance, including amnesty programs
  • Property taxes & abatements
  • Utility sales tax exemptions
  • State nexus studies
  • Reverse sales tax audits

John Mather

National Industry Partner

Chris Doolittle


Kevin Horn


Bryan Wright


John Gernand

Managing Director
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