Farrell Growth Group
Kelly Farrell is a CPA with 25 years of experience, primarily in agribusiness. Kelly graduated from Iowa State University with honors in December 1995 and worked one year in public accounting with a Des Moines, Iowa CPA firm. In 1997 she moved to Kansas City and took a position as an accountant with WILFARM, LLC. During her relatively brief tenure at WILFARM, Kelly was promoted to the position of lead accountant for the newly formed seed distribution business and worked with other departments to develop a system of accounting for seed. When WILFARM became Agriliance, Kelly worked briefly as operations manager at Agwizard.com, managing their tank monitoring service until accepting the opportunity to join Farrell Growth Group in January of 2001.
As a partner at FGG, Kelly worked to develop MIX which has become the premier financial statement benchmarking program in the agricultural retail industry. Through the MIX program and FGG’s peer to peer groups, Kelly spends the majority of her time working with the best ag retailers in the industry in order to assist them in improving their financial performance.
Kelly also works on other consulting projects and with the other FGG partners as they assist retailers in buying and selling businesses. Kelly serves on ARA’s Member Services Committee and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa’s Legislative Committee. She is a graduate of Kansas Ag Retailers Association’s Tomorrow’s Agribusiness Leaders (TAL) program. Additionally, Kelly serves on the boards of Premier Crop Systems and the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.
Farrell Growth Group (FGG) is an agribusiness consulting firm founded in 1997 comprised of top quality professionals. We work with only the very best companies in the segments of agribusiness we serve. Services include general agribusiness consulting, an extensive financial benchmarking service to ag retailers and business brokerage with complete mergers and acquisitions services. FGG also facilitates two peer-to-peer groups of top ag retailers in the US and Canada.