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

(11-04-2014)

Nationally recognized expert Dr. Neil E. Harl will present a two-day seminar on Farm Estate and Business Planning and Farm Income Tax, Nov. 24-25. Geared to tax return preparers, accountants, attorneys, and agribusiness professionals, the seminar will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the first floor banquet rooms of the Adams State University Student Union Building, First Street & Monterey in Alamosa.

The seminar provides 450 minutes of CLE/CPE credit and will offer expert, in-depth, and comprehensive discussions of the major income tax and estate and business planning issues for farms, ranches and agribusinesses.

The registration fee prior to Nov. 17 is $250 for one day and $450 for both days. Staff and students of Adams State are entitled to substantially discounted fees. Click here for discount information and a registration form. . 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, presented in Alamosa for the first time last fall. "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."