AgBusiness Services is owned and operated by James R. Pinkerton. Jim was raised on a wheat and cattle ranch in Eastern Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business Management from Oregon State University in 1975 and later completed the Northwest Agricultural Credit School in 1981. In 1983, after working for Oregon Bank as an agricultural and special credits lender, Jim established his consulting business.
AgBusiness Services is dedicated to assisting agricultural producers, accountants, and lenders by providing accounting assistance, independent, objective evaluations and reports. These reports can include cash and/or accrual based financial statements, budgets, sales histories, inventory tracking and live availability lists, as well as other specialized summaries. The reports can facilitate better management decisions and credit applications. Jim works closely with your accounting personnel to insure that your records are accurate and consistent.
For almost 30 years, Jim’s efforts have resulted in new and restructured operating and term loans from John Deere Credit, Farm Credit Services, USDA Farm Service Agency, and many local area banks. Credit size has ranged from $50,000 to over $6,000,000. Clients have included grass seed and row crop farms, wheat and cattle ranches, fruit processors, Christmas tree plantations, nurseries, dry land and irrigated farms, banks, and attorneys.
In addition to his consulting services, Jim is also employed as the part-time controller of Oregon Perennial Company in Woodburn, Oregon. He spends 1-2 days per week managing the payroll, accounting, inventory, and banking duties. Jim has worked with the owners since 1992 and enjoyed helping them grow from a small home-based business to a commercial nursery specializing in live and cut-flower Peonies.
Jim is proficient in the use of several accounting systems including Quickbooks, MAS90, and Syspro as well as spreadsheet and database tools to aid in the development and analysis of the accounting and production data.
Jim maintains an office and lives with his family in Wilsonville.