ONSITE and ONLINE: September Seminars

September 23, 2019 to September 24, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott - Ankeny IA / online

 Helping Agricultural Clients Thrive in the Midst of Change

The event is being held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Drive Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Co-sponsored with the Iowa State Bar Association and the Iowa Farm Bureau

REGISTRATION LINK - http://bit.ly/2019septemberseminars

7:30 am - Registration/Sign-in begins
8:30 am - Morning Session begins

12:05 pm - Lunch
12:55 pm - Afternoon Session begins
4:30 pm - Wrap up/Sign-out



DAY 1: Agricultural Law Seminar

In this one-day seminar we cover current legal issues for which all agricultural attorneys should be up to speed.

  • State of the Ag Economy - David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 8:30 to 9:30 am
  • Ethics (Top Ethical Concerns for Attorneys with Agricultural Clients) Todd Scott, V.P. Risk Management, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, 9:30 to 10:30 am
  • Break – 10:30 to 10:45 am
  • What’s Up with Industrial Hemp? - Robin Pruisner, State Entomologist & Ag Security Coordinator at IDALS, 10:45 to 11:15 am
  • Assisting Clients Facing Financial Distress - Joe Peiffer, Attorney and Owner of Ag & Business Legal Strategies, 11:15 to 12:05 pm
  • Lunch (provided) – 12:05 to 12:55 pm
  • Considering the Iowa Business Specialty Court for Agricultural Cases – Hon. Justice Thomas D. Waterman, Iowa Supreme Court, 12:55 pm to 1:25 pm
  • Legal Issues Impacting Contract Feeding Arrangements - Eldon McAfee, Attorney and Shareholder, Brick Gentry P.C., 1:25 to 2:10 pm
  • Break – 2:10 to 2:25 pm
  • Iowa’s New Conservatorship and Guardianship Provisions - Michel Nelson, Attorney and Senior Trust Officer, Iowa Savings Bank; Breanna Young, Attorney, Davis Brown Law Firm, 2:25 to 3:10 pm
  • Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation Developments - Don Carrington, NRCS Wetlands and Compliance Specialist, 3:10 to 3:40 pm
  • Agricultural Law Year in Review - Kristine Tidgren and Kitt Tovar, CALT Attorneys, 3:40 to 4:30 pm

DAY 2: Farm Tax Workshop

Join us as we address hot topics impacting agricultural clients as we look to the 2020 filing season.
Topics discussed will include many of those covered in the 2019 Ag Tax Issues Workbook (every participant gets a copy):

  • Discounted sales and leases
  • Current H2A labor issues
  • Taxation of contract feeding arrangements
  • Form 4797 issues 
  • Form 4562 depreciation and expensing issues
  • Industrial hemp considerations
  • Timber tax issues
  • Proposed 199A Cooperative Regulations
  • 199A and farm rentals
  • Conservation easements
  • Tax planning for farmers
  • Disaster-related tax issues
  • Farming C corporations electing S corporation status
  • Getting out of the farming business
  • Allocating purchase price to depreciable items
  • Case study and forms update

Glen Birnbaum, CPA, Heinold Banwart, East Peoria, IL
Glen provides accounting and tax advisory services for a range of entities including agriculture, manufacturing, and contracting companies. In particular, he enjoys tax planning and working with clients on succession planning and new initiatives. Glen is regularly featured in an agriculture podcast called “Moving Iron Tax Moves,” where he gives tax tips, and has made two appearances on the podcast “Simply Tax,” elaborating on the difficulties surrounding Section 199A. He has also been quoted in articles in Bloomberg Tax, Tax Notes, and the Wall Street Journal.

Guido van der Hoeven, EA, North Carolina State University
Guido is an extension specialist and senior lecturer for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. He has long served as the director of the North Carolina income tax schools and on the Board of Directors for the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation.

Kristine Tidgren, JD, Director, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
Kristine’s work focuses on studying and interpreting laws impacting the agricultural industry. In particular, she focuses on agricultural taxation.

Kitt Tovar, JD, Staff Attorney, Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
Kitt is a Staff Attorney at CALT. She focuses on areas of agricultural law including lease law, fence and property law, environmental and natural resource law, regulatory law, and farm policy.


REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/2019septemberseminars

BOTH DAYS $365 / $385 after Sept. 16
ONE DAY $215 / $235 after Sept. 16

3 or more registrations from a single place of business will receive a $15 discount per participant.

You may cancel without penalty if written/email cancellations requests are received by Monday, September 17 before 4pm, send to registrations@iastate.edu. No refunds will be given after September 17 due to financial obligations incurred by CALT.

QUESTIONS? contact registrations services at (515) 294-6222 or registrations@iastate.edu

Continuing Education: 

DAY 1 - 400 minutes  /  DAY 2 - 400 minutes 


DAY 2  
IRS CPE 8 hours
4 hours new tax law / 3 hours tax law updates / 1 hour ethics

Y7WRM-U-00285-19-O (webinar, tax law update) (4 hours)
Y7WRM-U-00284-19-I (in-person, tax law update) (4 hours)
Y7WRM-T-00289-19-O (webinar, federal tax laws) (3 hours)
Y7WRM-T-00288-19-I (in-person, federal tax laws) (3 hours)
Y7WRM-E-00287-19-O (webinar, ethics) (1 hour)
Y7WRM-E-00286-19-I (in-person, ethics) (1 hour)

STATE CPE - 8 hours
IOWA The Iowa Accountancy Examining Board does not pre-approve CPE events, but it is left to the individual to determine the appropriate course of study. 
OTHER STATES Consult your state’s accrediting agency/board for its rules on admissibility of this course. It is the responsibility of the attendee to understand and comply with state licensing CPE requirements.

IRS approved continuing education provider

IOWA CLE 6.5 hours each day
Total CLE for two days = 13 hours CLE (based upon 60 minutes per hour), including 2 hours ethics
Day 1- Agricultural Law Seminar- Onsite CLE Activity #332997
                                                      Online CLE Acvitivity #333057
Day 2- Farm Tax Law Workshop- Onsite CLE Activity #333048
                                                      Online Activity #333049
Please contact aossian@iastate.edu in advance of the seminar if you'd like to request CLE from another state. We will do our best to accommodate timely requests.

8 hours each day ELECTIVE CPE from the Iowa Real Estate Commission 
Day 1- Agricultural Law Seminar. Course #236-4287-E
Day 2- Farm Tax Workshop. Course #236-4288-E

8 hours each day ELECTIVE CPE from the Iowa Insurance Division



This 2-day seminar is being held in ANKENY, IOWA at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Drive


To receive the discounted seminar room rate make your reservation by Friday, September 13, 2019 at:
or call 515.422.5555 and mention Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation.


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CALT does not provide legal advice. Any information provided on this website is not intended to be a substitute for legal services from a competent professional. CALT's work is supported by fee-based seminars and generous private gifts. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material contained on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of Iowa State University.

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