Friday, August 30, 2019
The fall academic semester has begun at the law school and at K-State. That means that my campus teaching duties are done for the year, and now I am fully devoted to speaking at ag law and ag tax events across the country. Actually, I finished up the calendar year’s teaching in late July and have been on the road ever since in Lawrence, Kansas, Illinois, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. So where does the ag law and tax road take me this fall? What opportunities are there for you this fall to gain additional CLE/CPE credits?
Fall ag law and ag tax seminars – it’s the topic of today’s post.
In the next couple of months, the trail starts with the Washburn Law School/Kansas State University Agribusiness Symposium. This year’s event will be held in Hutchinson, Kansas on September 13 in conjunction with the state fair. Sessions this year include discussions of the legal issues association with precision agriculture and technology; water rights and how to evaluate risks that might reduce value and usefulness; tax planning issues for farmers and ranchers in light of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the details of what happening in the farm economy both from a macroeconomic sense and a microeconomic one; agricultural trade issues; farm bill issues; and ethics. You can learn more about the event and register here: https://www.kfb.org/Article/2019-Kansas-State-UniversityWashburn-University-School-of-Law-Agribusiness-Symposium. This event is also available online for those that aren’t able to travel to Hutchinson.
After the Symposium, I head to Lexington, Kentucky for the presentation of an ag tax seminar and then to Illinois for ag tax seminars in Rock Island and Champaign. You can lean more about the Illinois seminars and register here: https://taxschool.illinois.edu/merch/2019farm.html. For my Iowa friends, particularly those in eastern Iowa, the Rock Island school may be a convenient location for you.
When the calendar flips to October, I will be found in Fresno, California. On October 1 I will providing four hours of ag tax content at the California CPA Society’s “Farmers Tax and Accounting Conference.” The conference is also webcast. For more information, click here: http://conferences.calcpa.org/farmers-tax-accounting-conference/.
The following two weeks show me on the road in Kansas and Nebraska with CPA firm in-house CPE training events.
Late October – Mid-December
Beginning on October 29 are the Kansas State University Tax Institutes that I am a part of. Those begin in western Kansas and move east across the state, finishing in Pittsburg on Dec. 11 and 12. The Pittsburg event is also live simulcast over the web. On December 13, Prof. Lori McMillan (also of Washburn Law) and myself will conduct a 2-hour tax ethics session live in Topeka and over the web. You can learn more about the KSU tax institutes here: https://agmanager.info/events/kansas-income-tax-institute.
I will be conducting additional two-days tax seminars in November. On November 5-6, I will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and on November 7-8 I will be in Omaha, Nebraska. You can learn more about those events here: https://astaxp.com/seminars/. On November 20, I will be teaching the second day of a tax seminar in Fargo, North Dakota and then doing the same again in Bismarck on November 22. These are for the University of North Dakota. More information can be obtained about these events here: https://und.edu/conferences/nd-tax-institute/.
When the calendar turns to December, I will be in San Angelo, Texas doing an all-day ag tax seminar for the Texas Society of CPAs on December 3. The next day I will be kicking off the Iowa Bar Bloethe Tax School in Des Moines with a four-hour session on farm taxation. December 6 finds me in Omaha teaching farm tax at the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute. More information about the event can be found here: https://greatplainstax.org/. As mentioned above, the two-hour tax ethics seminar will be in Topeka, Kansas on December 13. That ethics session will also be webcast.
Other events may be added in over the coming weeks. When the calendar flips to 2020, I will be in Nashville, Tennessee; San Antonio, Texas; and Boise, Idaho just to name a few locations. Make sure to check my calendar that is posted on www.washburnlaw.edu/waltr. I update the calendar often.
I hope to see you at one or more of the events this fall!