September Seminars - Staying Ahead of the Curve

September Seminars - Agricultural Law Seminar & Farm Tax Workshop In-Person & Webinar

During times of change, it is more important than ever that we are prepared. The 2021 September Seminars will equip professionals to guide agricultural clients through some of the key challenges of our times. Whether its potential estate and transition planning changes, environmental challenges, or emerging farm income streams, the seminar sessions will inform and prepare participants with practical, hands-on tools to help clients stay ahead of the curve. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss this exciting annual event. 

  Download the September Seminar brochure here.

 

Agenda: 

Agricultural Law Seminar, Sept. 21 

(Cosponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau and the Agricultural Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association)

7:45     Login/Sign In Begins
8:25     Welcome; Review of Proposed Legislation and Status (Kristine Tidgren)
9:00     Advising Clients in the Face of Higher Taxes (or not) (Kyle Wilcox)
9:25     Useful Estate Planning Techniques During Times of Uncertainty: GRATs, SLATs, and IDGTs (Paul Morf)
            Conservation Easement Update (Paul Morf)
10:10   Break
10:25   How Does Iowa Tax Law Fit into the Planning? (Joe Kristan)
10:45   Panel Discussion on Transition/Estate Planning in the Midst of Uncertainty
11:00   Carbon Credits Update (Chad Hart)
11:30   Carbon Pipeline, Solar and Wind Energy Lease Update (Kristine Tidgren
12:00   Lunch
12:55   Legal Issues Impacting Livestock Producers in 2021 (Eldon McAfee)
1:55     Employment Law Issues Impacting Agriculture (Andrea Buckley and Allyson Dirksen)
2:40     Break
2:55     Agricultural Law Case Law, Regulatory, and Statutory Update (Kitt Tovar Jensen)
3:30     Ethics for the Agricultural Law Attorney (Tim Gartin)
4:30     End/Sign Out
 

Farm Tax Workshop, Sept. 22

7:45     Login/Sign In Begins 
8:25     New Legislation, Rulings, and Cases Impacting Farm Returns (Chapters 2 and 3) (Kristine Tidgren)
9:45     Break
10:00   Farm partnership as a Transition Tool, Pt. 1 (Chapter 4) (Greg Bouchard)
11:00   Depreciation of Farm Assets (Chapter 5) (Guido van der Hoeven)
12:00   Lunch
12:55   Healthcare Options for Farmers (Chapter 7) (Kristine Tidgren)
1:25     Partnership Tax, Part II (Greg Bouchard)
2:35     Break
2:50     Hedging Update (Chapter 6) (Guido van der Hoeven)
3:10     Carbon Credits, Like-Kind Exchange Update (Chapters 8, 9) (Kristine Tidgren)
3:30     Ethics for the Agricultural Tax Practitioner (Kitt Tovar Jensen)
4:30     End/Sign Out

 

Continuing Education: 

SEPTEMBER 21 - AGRICULTURAL LAW SEMINAR

IRS CE Course Program Numbers-
Online:
Y7WRM-U-00323-21-O (2 CE)
In Person:
Y7WRM-U-00323-21-I (2 CE)

Iowa CLE CREDIT Activity # 367470 (in person) & # 367471 (online) 
6.5 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour

Nebraska Mandatory CLE CREDIT Activity # 216606
6.83 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour

Iowa Real Estate Commission
8 hours

Iowa Insurance Division
Iowa Course ID: 107082
8 General hours

 

SEPTEMBER 22 - FARM TAX WORKSHOP 

IRS CE Course Program Numbers-
Online:
Y7WRM-T-00325-21-O (4 CE)
Y7WRM-U-00324-21-O (3 CE)
Y7WRM-E-00322-21-O (1 CE)
In Person: 
Y7WRM-T-00325-21-I (4 CE)
Y7WRM-U-00324-21-I (3 CE)
Y7WRM-E-00322-21-I (1 CE)

Iowa CLE CREDIT Activity # 367476 (in person) & # 367477 (online) 
6.5 state hours which includes 1 ethics hour

Iowa Real Estate Commission
8 hours

Iowa Insurance Division 
Iowa Course ID: 107083
8 General hours

Certified Financial Planners
8 Hours

If you need CE or CLE credit from a state other than Iowa, or have questions regarding education credits, please contact us at (515) 294-5217 or aossian@iastate.edu.

Speakers: 

 

Paul P. Morf
Member, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, Cedar Rapids, IA
Day 1 Topic: Transition, Estate, and Entity Planning During Uncertain Times
Kyle Wilcox
Member, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC, Cedar Rapids, IA 
Day 1 Topic: Transition, Estate, and Entity Planning During Uncertain Times
Eldon McAfee
Attorney and Shareholder, Brick Gentry PC, West Des Moines, IA
Day 1 Topic: Legal Issues Impacting Livestock Producers in 2021

 

Allyson C. Dirksen
Partner, Heidman Law Firm, Sioux City, IA
Day 1 Topic: Employment Law Issues Affecting Iowa Agriculture

Andrea Buckley, Farmworker Rights Project/Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Managing Attorney, Clinic Director at Iowa Legal Aid, Sioux City, IA
Day 1 Topic: Employment Law Issues Affecting Iowa Agriculture

Chad Hart
Professor, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 
Day 1 Topic: Carbon Credit Update

Joe Kristan
CPA & Partner, Eide Bailly LLP, Des Moines, IA
Day 1 Topic: Transition, Estate, and Entity Planning During Uncertain Times

Tim Gartin
Attornery, Hastings, Gartin & Boettger, LLP., Ames, IA 
Day 1 Topic: Ethics for the Rural Practitioner

Greg Bouchard
Director, Cornell University Income Tax Schools, Ithaca, NY
Day 2 Topics: TBD

Kristine Tidgren
Director, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 
Day 1 Topic: Agricultural Law Case Law, Regulatory, and Statutory Update
Day 2 Topics: TBD

Kitt Tovar Jensen
Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 
Day 1 Topic: Agricultural Law Case Law, Regulatory, and Statutory Update
Guido van der Hoeven
Agricultural Tax Specialist, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 
Day 2 Topics: TBD

 

 

Registration: 

$335 for both days, $200/day (prices increase after September 13)

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 8:00am to Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 4:30pm
Location: 
Courtyard by Marriott, Ankeny, IA , 2405 SE Creekview Dr, Ankeny, IA
Accommodations: 

$109 room rate* Reserve your room at: 
Courtyard by Marriott • (515) 422-5555  
2405 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021
*Discounted room rate plus applicable taxes/fees per night, expires September 7, 2021.