Wipfli partner Curt Barnekoff elected to Montana Grain Growers Association’s Board of Directors


June 22, 2016
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Wipfli LLP, a leading national CPA and consulting firm, announced today that Curt Barnekoff has been elected to the Montana Grain Growers Association’s Board of Directors. Barnekoff is the partner-in-charge of Wipfli’s Havre office and specializes in providing tax solutions and business succession planning services to businesses in the agriculture industry. 
 
 “We are so proud that Curt has been selected to join the Montana Grain Growers Association’s board. His long-time commitment to the agricultural industry and his experience helping agricultural businesses, including wheat and barley producers, to succeed in today’s marketplace give him a deep understanding of the challenges facing the industry,” said Rick Dreher, managing partner of Wipfli LLP. “Curt will be an asset to the Montana Grain Growers Association’s Board of Directors as they advocate for policies that will positively impact the wheat and barley industry and help agricultural businesses to improve their profitability today and tomorrow.”
 
A seasoned professional, Barnekoff has been serving agricultural businesses in the Havre area and across Montana for over 34 years. He has deep experience providing tax compliance, planning and consulting services to businesses. Barnekoff also helps family agriculture businesses maximize their after-tax net worth and assists in developing and implementing plans to keep the family businesses “in the family.”
 
“I am honored to be elected to the Board of Directors for the Montana Grain Growers Association and to work with this extraordinary board. Montana Grain Growers Association is a strong advocate for Montana’s wheat and barley producers and I look forward to sharing my expertise, contributing to the future direction of the association, and continuing to positively impact businesses in the grain industry across our state,” said Barnekoff.
 
A certified public accountant, Barnekoff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Montana Grain Growers Association, Montana Stock Growers Association and the Optimist Club of Havre.
 
Barnekoff holds bachelor of arts degrees in accounting, business and economics from Carroll College in Helena, Montana.

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