Biographical Sketch - Roger McEowen

Roger A. McEowen is the Leonard Dolezal Professor in Agricultural Law at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he is also the Director of the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation.  Before joining Iowa State in 2004, he was an associate professor of agricultural law and extension specialist in agricultural law and policy at Kansas State.  From 1991-1993, Professor McEowen was in the full-time practice of law with Kelley, Scritsmier and Byrne in North Platte, Nebraska. 

Professor McEowen has also been a visiting professor of law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, teaching in both the J.D. and L.L.M. programs.  He has also taught at the Drake University School of Law Summer Institute in Agricultural Law. 

At Iowa State, Professor McEowen develops and conducts an educational program in agricultural law and policy and is responsible for developing the curriculum and instructional program for the Iowa Farm Income Tax Schools. 

Professor McEowen has published scholarly articles in the Journal of Agricultural Taxation and Law, Indiana Law Review, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, North Dakota Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, the Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, Tax Notes, West’s Social Security Reporting System, Toledo Law Review, Washburn Law Review, Creighton Law Review, Agricultural Law Update, and the Agricultural Law Digest.  He is also the lead author of a 1,300-page textbook/casebook on agricultural law that is updated twice annually, and a second 300-page book on agricultural law.  He also authors the monthly publication, “Kansas Farm and Estate Law.”  In addition, Professor McEowen is the co-author of Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Tax Management Portfolios on the federal estate tax family-owned business deduction and the reporting of farm income, and is the lead author of a BNA portfolio concerning the income taxation of cooperatives.

Professor McEowen conducts approximately 80-100 seminars annually across the United States for farmers, agricultural business professionals, lawyers, and other tax professionals.  He also conducts three radio programs (two airing monthly and the other bi-weekly) heard across the Midwest. 

In 2003, Professor McEowen was named the recipient of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) Distinguished Service Award.  He is also the recipient of the AALA’s award of excellence for professional scholarship.  In 2006, Professor McEowen was named the President-Elect of the AALA.

Professor McEowen received a B.S. with distinction from Purdue University in Management in 1986, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in 1990, and a J.D. from the Drake University School of Law in 1991. 

He is a member of the Iowa and Kansas Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Nebraska.  He is also a past member of the AALA Board of Directors.

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