Farming, Ranching & Agribusiness Update

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  • Date/Time
    • Aug 26, 2019
    • Sign In: 7:45am (MT)
    • Program: 8:00am - 3:45pm (MT)
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  • Location
    • ISCPA Enrichment Center
      1649 W Shoreline Drive #202
      Boise, ID 83702
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  • Credits
    • 8.00
  • Credit Type(s)
    • Taxation (8.00)
  • Prerequisites
    • None

  • Vendor
    • Iowa State University - Center For Agricultural Law & Taxation
  • Level
    • Update
  • Fields of Study
    • Farming & Ranching & Agriculture
    • Taxation
  • Message
    • 1/2 hour lunch included


The in-person version of this event is currently sold out.
If you are interested, the virtual version of this event is open
& we guarantee your satisfaction while attending in this method.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Gwynne.

In this one-day conference, Kristine will review key tax law impacting agricultural producers and ranchers in 2019. She will specifically focus on the impact of many provisions within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on agricultural businesses.

Designed For

  • CPAs and other professionals who advise, represent, or are employed by farmers and ranchers.
  • Objectives

    • Recognize the key planning opportunities impacting farm, ranch and agricultural taxation.


    The following topics will be covered in detail:

  • Tax Law Update (Cases and Rulings Impacting Agricultural Producers)
  • The 199A Deduction and Agricultural Businesses
  • Depreciation, Expensing, and Trade-In Issues
  • Individual Tax Law Changes Impacting Agricultural Producers
  • Business Entity Considerations
  • Estate Planning Issues
  • Health Care Dilemmas Facing Agricultural Producers
  • Financial Distress Issues
  • Miscellaneous Hot Topics in Agricultural Tax
  • Advanced Prep

  • Download manual and test usability prior to morning of seminar
    • We will be using the Ag Tax Issues workbook recently published by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation - this will be a fantastic resource!
  • Register Now

    This event is currently sold out, if you would like to register on a waiting list, please contact ISCPA at 208-344-6261 or email


    Kristine Tidgren


    Kristine is an adjunct assistant professor in the Agricultural Education & Studies Department and the director for the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Kristine’s work focuses on studying and interpreting laws impacting the agricultural industry. In particular, she focuses on agricultural taxation.

    Since joining CALT in 2013, Kristine has written hundreds of articles and blogposts to keep tax professionals, practicing attorneys, producers, and agribusiness professionals informed about legal developments impacting their business. She also writes technical chapters for the National Income Tax Workbook and regular articles for farm publications. In addition to her writing, Kristine speaks to many professionals and producers each year regarding tax and agricultural law topics. She also plans and provides instruction for CALT-hosted seminars, including the annual federal income tax schools.

    Kristine teaches AgEds 451, a four-credit agricultural law class to upper-level undergraduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She also regularly collaborates with other agricultural law and tax professionals throughout the country, including those from the Rural Tax Education Committee, the American Agricultural Law Association, and the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation. Kristine is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri and is a member of the Iowa Bar Association.

    Before coming to ISU, Kristine worked for a legal publishing company and as a practicing attorney. She received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in journalism from Iowa State. She grew up on a farm in west central Iowa.

    Area of Expertise: Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation Estate planning and intergenerational transfer Beginning farmer programs Agricultural law and income tax management

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