Agricultural Law Seminar

The Agricultural Law Seminar is Day One of our two-day September Seminar. Click here for information about Day Two, our Farm Tax Workshop. Register for both days and save! Click here to view or download the program brochure. 

In this one-day seminar, cosponsored with the Iowa State Bar's Agricultural Law Section and the Iowa Farm Bureau, we will cover current legal issues relevant to all agricultural attorneys, including:

8:25 am

Legal Issues Impacting Livestock Growers in 2020
Eldon McAfee
—Attorney and Shareholder, Brick Gentry PC
9:15 am
Impact of COVID-19 on the Farm Economy
Chad Hart, PhD— Associate Professor, Department of Economics / Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University
9:35 am
Considerations When Helping Clients Work with Agricultural Lenders
Michael Fielding, JD—Attorney and Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP, Kansas City
Leslie Miller — Agricultural Loan Officer, Marion County Bank 
10:15 am, Break
10:30 am
Entity Planning with Farm Program Payments and Taxes in Mind
Jeffrey Fetter — Attorney and President, Scolaro Fetter Grizanti & McGough, P.C., Syracuse, NY
Dario Arezzo— Attorney and Senior Tax Consultant at Farm Credit East, ACA
11:30 am
Iowa’s New Trust Law (SF 2232)
Wayne Reames — Attorney and Shareholder, Belin McCormick PC
12:00 pm Lunch Break
12:55 pm

Case Law and Legislative Update
Kristine Tidgren
and Kitt Tovar—Attorneys, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation

1:35 pm

Review of Water-Related Developments (County of Maui case, Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and Missouri River Litigation)
Jesse Richardson—Professor of Law and Land Use Attorney, West Virginia University
Anthony Schutz—Associate Professor of Law, University of Nebraska
2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm

Wetlands Litigation Considerations
Erin Herbold Swalwell
— Attorney and Shareholder, Brick Gentry PC

3:00 pm

An Update from the Field on Iowa’s New Partition Law
Pat Dillon— Attorney and Owner, Dillon Law P.C.
3:30 pm

Ethics for the Rural Practitioner

Continuing Education: 

6.5 HOURS IOWA CLE, including 1 hour Ethics from the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Activity ID 353131
6 HOURS CE from the Iowa Insurance Division, Course ID 105697
6.5 HOURS MINNESOTA CLE, including 1 hour Ethics from the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education, Event Code 318988
Missouri CLE: pending 
Kansas CLE: penidng 

No IRS CPE is offered for this day.


Course fee: 
Register by September 16, 2020 -
Both Seminars $300; After September 16 $335
Single Seminar $185; After September 16 $210

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 8:15am to 4:30pm