About the Wisconsin Annual Tax Courses

For 21 years, Tax Insight, LLC, under the direction of Phil and Karen Harris, partnered with the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation (LGUTEF) to offer high quality tax education courses to Wisconsin tax practitioners. With the passing of Phil in 2018, Karen asked Iowa State University—a LGUTEF member with a long-time relationship with Phil—to continue in the role of providing high quality tax education in 2019 and beyond. In partnership with LGUTEF, Iowa State agreed to carry forward Phil’s Tax Insight legacy and has continued to bring high quality federal income tax courses to Wisconsin practitioners. As a LGUTEF member, we offer the National Income Tax Workbook to all of our participants.  

Kristine Tidgren is the Dolezal Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Education & Studies Department and the director for the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. She has been teaching at the Wisconsin Federal Income Tax Courses since 2018 and oversees their direction. Kristine can be reached at 515-294-6365 or at ktidgren@iastate.edu.

Since joining CALT in 2013, Kristine has written hundreds of articles and blogposts to keep tax professionals, practicing attorneys, producers, and agribusiness professionals informed about tax and legal developments impacting their business. She writes technical chapters for the National Income Tax Workbook and is the editor of the Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook. In addition to her writing, Kristine speaks to many tax professionals each year regarding tax topics. Kristine regularly collaborates with other agricultural law and tax professionals throughout the country, including those from the Rural Tax Education Committee, the American Agricultural Law Association, and the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation.  Kristine is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri and is a member of the Iowa Bar Association.

Mitchell Halat is a Program Specialist providing support to participants of the Wisconsin Federal Income Tax Courses. He can be reached at 515-294-6365 or at mhalat@iastate.edu.

Mitchell grew up in northern Illinois where his family grows corn and soybeans. Growing up, he and his two sisters showed pigs on a competitive level at state fairs, jackpots & national shows. In the fall of 2021, he graduated from Iowa State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications. Mitchell has been an avid race car fan since he was young and worked for an IndyCar race team, Andretti Autosport, before he came back to Iowa State.