Agricultural Law Section

Welcome to the Member Community for the Agricultural Law Section. We are delighted to offer this interactive forum for legal professionals interested in regulatory, legislative and judicial matters related to Agricultural Law. Our goal for this Community is to provide a resource to help members communicate with each other and share resources.

If you have questions about the Agricultural Law Section or ideas for how we can improve this community and its resources, we want to hear from you. This is, after all, your section and our success depends on your active participation. Please send your questions and ideas to chairperson Allyson Dirksen or any member of our section council. The section listserv has been upgraded to allow members to receive real-time emails, a daily digest or you may post via the section page. Click here to learn more about this new functionality.

The new listserv email is iowabar-aglaw@connectedcommunity.org

Resources
Custom Farming: An Alternative to Leasing
2016 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey

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Announcements

  • Register for Next Week's Bloethe Tax School

    Bloethe Tax School is the foremost CLE conference for Iowa’s tax professionals and the program attendees look forward to all year. Participate Dec. 1-3 in-person at the ISBA Building in Des Moines or attend via the live webinar format to hear discussions on these highlighted presentations:

    • Tax Rates and Tables - Prof. Roger McEowen, Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law
    • Tax Forms and Examples - Daniel Fischer, Kohorst & Fischer Law Firm PLLC and Brandon Buck, Moore McKibben Goodman & Lorenz LLP
    • Iowa Department of Revenue Update - Kurt Konek, Iowa Department of Revenue
    • Planning During Times of Uncertainty - Paul Morf, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC and Kyle Wilcox, Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
    • Impact of Recent Legislative Changes on 2021 Returns - Kristine Tidgren, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation
    • Asset Protection Planning - David Repp, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C.

    Register today and earn 15 state CLE hours which includes 1 diversity and 1 ethics hour. 
  • November Iowa Lawyer now available online

    The November 2021 issue of The Iowa Lawyer magazine has been posted to the ISBA’s website. The cover article is entitled “Moving targets: Vaccine mandates in the Iowa workplace” and discusses COVID-19 and what attorneys need to know to counsel employer clients. It also discusses how Iowa’s vaccination laws interface with federal laws.

    The issue also features “Potential in the pandemic” and what that means for law firms, particularly regarding diversity. In addition, there are articles on the Secretary of State’s Fastrack Filing system and the updates coming to it, and the ISBA Board of Governors’ fall quarterly meeting. President Anjela Shutts talks about the impact COVID-19 has had on women, especially working women, and urges women attorneys to be kind to themselves and to be authentic in their personal and professional lives.

    You can read the November issue here. The printed magazine is scheduled to be mailed next week.