Nat'l expert to present agricultural tax seminar at Adams State

(10-22-2013)

Nationally recognized expert Dr. Neil E. Harl will present a two-day seminar on the major income tax and estate and business planning issues for farms, ranches, and agribusinesses on Dec. 17-18. Geared to accountants, lawyers, and agribusiness professionals, the seminar will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in Room 309 of the Adams State University Student Union Building, First Street in Alamosa.

The seminar provides 450 minutes of CLE/CPE credit. The registration fee prior to Dec. 10 is $250 for one day and $450 for both days. Discount information and a registration form are available at www.agrilawpress.com. Questions may be directed to Robert Achenbach, 1-360-200-5666.

Day One of the Seminar will be devoted to Farm Income Tax, with the second day covering Farm Estate and Business Planning. New legislation will be reviewed in both sessions.

Harl has received numerous awards as a scholar and teacher and for distinguished service to agriculture. An expert on taxation, estate planning, business planning, and agricultural law, Harl has given over 3,300 seminars in 43 states since 1959. He is the Charles F. Curtis Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics at Iowa State University, and a member of the Iowa Bar. He wrote the 14-volume treatise, Agricultural Law, the two-volume Farm Income Tax Manual, the one-volume Agricultural Law Manual, and over 800 articles on agricultural law. He is also the co-author of the Tax Management portfolio: Harl, "Taxation of Farm Income."

Alamosa CPA Timothy Bachicha was instrumental in arranging the seminar. "As a practitioner in the area of farm and ranch business services and taxation, I have been dismayed by the dearth of good resources on these topics within our state," he said. "Along with many other CPA's across the country, I have often made use of the resources available at the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University. Now we have the opportunity to have that program's outstanding professor emeritus come to us."