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Dennis Kauppila

Extension Associate Professor:
Farm Business Management Specialist


(802) 751-8307 ext. 359

374 Emerson Falls Road, Suite 1, St Johnsbury, 05819-9083
Profile & Education

Dennis Kauppila predominantly works with farmers on their finances: working with them to create and understand a balance sheet and a cash flow budget. Focusing primarily on the eastern side of Vermont, he teaches a farm business planning course, and works with farmers who are in a grant program to write business plans. Dennis also serves on an advisory committee to the IRS, providing input on Publication 225, Farmer's Tax Guide.

  • MS, University of Vermont - Ag Economics
  • BS, University of Vermont - Animal Science
Areas of Expertise

Farm finances; Balance sheets; Budgeting; Farm transfer issues; Farm income taxes

  • Parsons, B., Kauppila, D., Wang, Q. (2013). The Profitability of New England Organic Dairy Farms 2004-2011. Presented at 2013 Extension Risk Management Education Conference, 4/2013, Denver, CO. Juried.
  • Kauppila, D. (2012, Nov 30). Scaling Up Sales to Institutions. Vt. Agency of Agriculture‚Äôs Agriview.
  • Kauppila, D. (2012, August). Basis, a reviewed article on website.
  • Kauppila, D. (2012, July). What are deductible business expenses?, a reviewed article on website.
  • Kauppila, D. (2010). Balance Sheet/ Budgeting Clinics. NACAA, Presentation at Annual Meeting in Tulsa, Okla. Juried.
  • Kauppila, D., Rogers, G., Parsons, R. (July 2010), Profitability of Organic Dairy Farming in Vermont, 2009, poster session, NACAA Annual Meeting and Professional Development Conference.  Juried.
  • Kauppila, D. and Rogers, G. (2010) Employment Documents for ALL Employees- Citizens and Non-Citizens Working on the Farm.  Vt. Agency of Ag's Agriview./li>
  • Kauppila, D. (2009) The Vermont Migrant Education Program.  Hoards Dairyman.
  • Rogers, G. and Kauppila, D. (Sept 2008), Improving Tax Practitioner Accuracy and Knowledge Through Extension Programming, poster session, Extension Galaxy Conference.  Juried.
  • Kauppila, D. (2007, 2008, and 2009, August).  Contributor to National Income Tax Workbook,  Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation.
Honors & Awards
  • 2006 Sabbatical study leave, Dairy Budgets and Teagasc Management Info Systems, Ireland.
  • 2005 Distinguished Service Award, National Association of County Ag Agents, Buffalo, July.
  • National Association of County Ag Agents
  • Balance Sheet/Budgeting Clinics
  • Building a Sustainable Business - a farm business planning course
  • Intro to Farm Financial Management

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