Continuing Education Credits: $250 (approved for 8 hours of KS CLE credit; eligible for CPE credit)
This symposium examines the intersection between the business and economics of agriculture and the legal environment in which they operate. The legal environment is composed of the body of law impacting agriculture, the applicable tax systems, and government programs unique to agriculture.
Law and regulation impacting the agricultural businesses of farming and ranching are the focus of this symposium.
Introductions & Welcome
The current financial situation in Kansas production agriculture.
This session focuses on environmental laws implicated by the farming operation.
This session focuses on selected tax topics uniquely applicable to farming and ranching operations.
Practical Entity Planning
This session focuses on practical entity planning applicable to farming and ranching operations. It will cover liability protection; income and payroll tax savings ideas; and FSA planning.
This session focuses on the basics of Kansas water law.
This session focuses on the available bankruptcy options for a farmer/rancher, compares the qualifications for Chapter 11 and Chapter 12 bankruptcy, and the special tax relief available to a “family farmer” in Chapter 12. Strategies to liquidate to utilize the Chapter 12 provisions and the needed cooperation between farmers and
State Government Programs Supporting Farming and Ranching
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Pending Federal Tax Code Changes Impacting Farming and Ranching
Pat Wolff, Senior Director Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation
Farmer and Lender Panel Discussion
Speaker Panel Discussion
Moderated by Eric Atkinson. An open forum discussion with all of the day’s speakers