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Growing Agribusiness

DGN Helps Farms, Wineries, Agribusinesses Build Economically

Agribusiness is a major economic engine in Michigan.  Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth has earned significant experience working with a broad range of agribusinesses throughout the state.  Examples include:

  • Fruit Cooperatives
  • Fruit Farms
  • Wineries
  • Vineyards
  • Cash Crops
  • Dairy Farms
  • Beef Farms
  • Apiaries
  • Alpaca Farms
  • Maple Syrup Producers

DGN offers specialized industry knowledge, coordinated accessible services and multidisciplinary depth to our agribusiness clients.  In addition, our affiliation with CPAmerica, provides connections to CPA firms providing services to almost 3,000 agricultural clients nationally.

The team is led by DGN partners Jim Shumate and Shelly Bedford who bring decades of experience to each engagement.  Shelly bring the unique personal experience of growing up on a family farm, which provides even further insight into the challenges facing the agricultural sector.


  • Monthly Accounting
  • Audited Financial Statements
  • Tax Planning
  • Tax Preparation
  • Payroll Service
  • Entity Selection
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Valuation
  • Michigan Business Tax (MBT)
  • Accounting System Set-up
  • Retirement Planning
  • Business Consulting