ISU Seminars Offered on Farm Business and Tax Issues

August 26th, 2005

Iowa State University will offer two seminars in September for professionals who serve the owners and operators of Iowa's farm businesses.

The Farm Estate and Business Planning Seminar focuses on practical problems arising among farm firms and will be held on Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames. This seminar, geared toward attorneys and certified public accounts, will provide the latest information to practioners on the legal and tax issues associated with planning farm estates and structuring farm businesses. The seminar provides seven hours of continuing education credits. The fee is $125.

The 22nd annual Iowa Real Estate and Insurance Seminar will be offered for insurance underwriters and real estate brokers on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames. The program will address premises, liability law, environmental issues associated with real estate, contractual and broker liability issues associated with real estate transactions and health savings accounts. It is approved for six continuing education hours in both real estate and insurance. The fee is $90.

Roger McEowen, associate professor of agricultural law and policy in ISU's Department of Agricultural Education and Studies, will conduct both seminars. The invited luncheon speaker for both seminars is Neil Harl, a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and emeritus economics professor at ISU.

To register for the seminars, contact Beth Buck at (515) 294-6942 or More information on the seminars is available on the Web,


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