ISU Farm Income Tax School Offered in Eight Cities

October 3rd, 2005

Iowa State University's Farm Income Tax School will be offered this fall in eight locations around Iowa.

The ISU tax school is a two-day training session for tax professionals, including attorneys, accountants and enrolled agents, who have farmer clientele. Now in its 32nd year, the ISU Extension program annually reaches more than 1,500 practitioners on recent law changes and updates in tax legislation.

Roger McEowen, associate professor of agricultural law and policy in ISU's Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, will present the first day's program at all eight locations.

Neil Harl, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and emeritus economics professor at ISU, will present the second day program at four of the eight locations. Three Iowa tax attorneys — A. David Bibler of Algona, James Goodman of Marshalltown and Lee Wilmarth of Decorah — will conduct the second-day program at the remaining locations.

The registration fee is $155, which includes tuition, meals and workbook materials. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. For more information or to register, contact Beth Buck at (515) 294-6924 or bethbuck@iastate.edu. More information on the tax school is available on the Web, http://www.ag.iastate.edu/departments/aged/aglaw/taxschool.htm.

Dates of the tax schools and the communities that will host them are:Oct. 27-28: Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon. McEowen will teach the first day and Harl the second.Nov. 3-4: Starlite Village Best Western, Fort Dodge. McEowen will teach the first day and Bibler, Goodman and Wilmarth the second.Nov. 10-11: Cass County Community Building, Atlantic. McEowen will teach the first day and Bibler, Goodman and Wilmarth the second.Nov. 17-18: Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa. McEowen will teach the first day and Harl the second.Nov. 21-22: Holiday Inn, Muscatine. McEowen will teach the first day and Harl the second.Dec. 1-2: North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City. McEowen will teach the first day and Bibler, Goodman and Wilmarth the second.Dec. 12-13: Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo. McEowen will teach the first day and Bibler, Goodman and Wilmarth the second.Dec. 15-16: Quality Inn and Suites, Ames. McEowen will teach the first day and Harl the second.

Contacts: 

Roger McEowen, Agricultural Education and Studies, (515) 294-4076
Brian Meyer, Agriculture Communications, (515) 294-5616