Ag Law Seminar and Farm Tax Workshop Planned for Sept. 23-24

Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation to hold two-day educational event for farm advisers

September 1, 2020, 2:47 pm | Kristine Tidgren

AMES, Iowa – Farm consultants and tax preparers will have a two-day opportunity to expand their knowledge of current ag law and tax issues Sept. 23-24.

“Moving Forward, Equipping Your Clients for 2021 and Beyond” is an online training hosted by the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University, and begins with the Agricultural Law Seminar Sept. 23. Topics will include legal issues impacting livestock growers, the impact of COVID-19 on the farm economy and considerations when working with ag lenders, entity planning for farm program payments and tax matters, Iowa’s new partition law and more.

combines harvesting.The Sept. 24 Farm Tax Workshop will address COVID-19 relief and legislation impacting agricultural producers, like-kind exchange issues, getting out of the business of farming, retirement issues for farmers and more.

“Our annual September Seminars focus on legal and tax issues most impacting agricultural producers in 2020 and beyond,” said Kristine Tidgren, director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University and Holder of the Leonard Dolezal Professorship in Agricultural Law. “The two-day event features expert speakers from Iowa and around the country. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions and participate through polling questions.”

Speakers at the Ag Law Seminar will include prominent ag attorneys who serve the Midwest, ag lenders and law professors from West Virginia University and the University of Nebraska.

Speakers at the Farm Tax Workshop will include Tidgren, along with CALT staff attorney Kitt Tovar, CALT farm tax specialist Guido van der Hoeven, and Greg Bouchard, director for Cornell University Federal Income Tax Schools.

Both programs will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Continuing education credits are available for attorneys, certified public accountants and other tax preparers, real estate and insurance professionals.

Register online by Sept. 16 for the best rate of $300 for both seminars, or $185 for one seminar. After Sept. 16, the rate is $335 for both or $210 for one seminar.

For more information, Tidgren can be reached at 515-294-6365, or ktidgren@iastate.edu.

 

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