Agriculture & Ranching

Colorado farmers and ranchers produce an abundance of crops encompassing a total acreage of nearly half the state’s land. With western Colorado recognized as a key producing region for certain crops and livestock, DWC has a long history of serving agribusiness. And, we have many experienced professionals who grew up in farm and ranch families or are personally involved with the industry today.

A successful agribusiness understands the need to plan, be flexible, integrate innovation into operations for sustainability and growth, and stay ahead of critical legislation affecting the industry. Business management techniques can help enhance your bottom line. Such practices may especially be beneficial for states like Colorado, where preserving open space can contribute to the general value of the land. We can help.


  • Income tax return preparation and filing, including multi-state taxes
  • Tax planning and strategy, including tax incentives, and tax breaks related to natural disasters
  • Depreciation schedules, including depreciation options and elections
  • Estate and gift tax
  • 1031 exchanges and conservation easements

Tax Services

  • Business process outsourcing, including bookkeeping, billpay, and payroll processing, filings, and reporting
  • Financial statements, reporting, and management reports
  • Set up, training, and consulting for QuickBooks® software
  • Advisory services on general ledger set-up and internal controls
  • Virtual controller outsource and consulting
  • Virtual CFO outsource and consulting

Client Accounting Services

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  • Business planning, financial projections, and budgets
  • Cash flow management
  • Economic analysis of operations for expert witness testimony
  • Entity and organizational structure
  • Selling, exchanging, and/or developing real estate
  • Estate, wealth, and succession planning

Consulting Services

  • Financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations
  • Inventory count
  • Fraud investigations and risk management
  • Agreed-upon procedures

Audit & Assurance

Integrated financial planning and strategy with a goal of building and preserving your wealth.

Collaboration between our tax professionals, wealth advisors, and retirement and estate professionals gives clients full access to expertise in all things financial to support their lifestyle and legacy goals.

DWC Wealth Advisors

We are proud to support our farm and ranch community with involvement and/or membership with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Associates, American Dairy Goat Association, and Rocky Mountain Quarter Horse Association. In recognition of our future farmers and ranchers we support local 4-H clubs, county fairs, and FFA chapters.

Our Ag & Ranch Specialists

Duane W. Antes, CPA
Duane W. Antes, CPAPrincipal
Kevin D. Gibson, CPA
Kevin D. Gibson, CPAPrincipal
Donna M. Hardy, CPA, CVA
Donna M. Hardy, CPA, CVAPrincipal
Sabrina J. Hoyt, CPA
Sabrina J. Hoyt, CPAPrincipal
Michael B. West, CPA
Michael B. West, CPAPrincipal
Jennifer S. Barnhill, EA
Jennifer S. Barnhill, EAManager
 Brooke A. McKenzie, CPA
Brooke A. McKenzie, CPAManager
Jennifer M. Street, CPA
Jennifer M. Street, CPAManager