Farming, Ranching & Agribusiness Update

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  • Date/Time
    • Aug 30, 2021
    • 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
    • Taxes
  • Message
    • 1/2 hour lunch included


In Person seating has been limited to 15 attendees to promote social distancing and your safety

When the in-person capacity sells out, please
 join us virtually

The agriculture industry is growing increasingly complex. Make sure you are aware of the unique opportunities and pitfalls affecting your clients. The highly-anticipated update will give you a forum to discuss current issues affecting your farm and ranch clients.

Kristine will provide an update on key tax topics impacting agricultural producers during these changing times.

All attendees will receive an online copy of the 2021 Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook, as well as copies of the presentation slides.

The class sessions will include plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Designed For

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

    • This one-day showcase event will review key tax law impacting agricultural producers & ranchers.
    • CPAs, agribusiness professionals, attorneys, enrolled agents, tax practitioners, and others interested in income tax and estate/business planning issues impacting farmers, ranchers, and rural landowners need to join us!
    • Recognize the key planning opportunities impacting farm, ranch and agricultural taxation.


    Topics will include (as time allows):

    • Recent and Proposed Legislation Impacting Farmers and Rural Landowners 
      • Employee Retention Credit and other American Rescue Plan Considerations 
      • Update on Status of American Families Plan and Potential Planning Issues
    • Depreciating and Expensing Special Farm Assets 
    • Healthcare Options and Considerations for Farm Businesses 
    • Farm Partnership Tax Planning and Reporting
    • Carbon Credits Update
    • Tax Planning for a Sale of Farm Assets 
    • Taxation of Livestock Sales 
    • Net Operating Losses
    • Cases Impacting Agricultural Producers
    • And More…


    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!

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    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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