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2018 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Venue: Minneopa/Dakota Room  Mankato, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $200.00

RESCHEDULED: May 15, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute which will be held on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato, Minnesota.  The MSBA Agricultural & Rural Law Section is excited to continue a tradition, now in its 27th consecutive year, of presenting recent developments and the latest hot topics in agricultural law. Come for the practical education and the opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues.  We look forward to seeing you in Mankato!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


8:00 - 8:30am - Check-in and Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30am - Agricultural & Rural Law Section Annual Meeting
All members or prospective members of the Section are invited to attend. Remote access is available.

8:30am - Welcome
Jared Peterson | Ag & Rural Law Section Chair, Attorney, Fafinski Mark & Johnson, New Ulm, MN

8:30 - 9:00am - Legislative Update
Bruce Kleven | Attorney, Lobbyist and Mediator, Minneapolis, MN

An update regarding recent legislative matters with an emphasis on new laws concerning agriculture.

9:00 - 10:00am - Impacts of the 2017 Tax Bill
James Heilman | CPA, Clifton Larson Allen LLP, Mankato, MN

How the new tax bill will impact your rural and agricultural individual and business clients.

10:00 - 10:15am - Break

10:15 - 11:15 am - Farmland, Homesteads and Property Tax Classifications
Kaitlin Pals | Attorney, Gislason & Hunter LLP, New Ulm, MN

Learn about the complexities of property tax classifications for agricultural and rural property and how ag homestead classification can affect your clients’ property tax and estate tax.

11:15 - 11:45am
1. Update on Regulations Relating to Dicamba Chemical Drift
Kimberly Middendorf | J.D., Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

2. Update on the Status of Minnesota's New Buffer Law and Enforcement
Kale Van Bruggen | Attorney, Rinke Noonan, St. Cloud, MN

11:45 - 12:45pm - Buffet Lunch (provided by the Ag & Rural Law Section)

12:45 - 1:30pm - Case Law Update
Michael Dove | Attorney, Gislason & Hunter LLP, New Ulm, MN

Recent Court Decisions affecting your agricultural or rural practice.

1:30 - 2:30pm - New Trends in Farm Leases
David Bau | University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Agricultural Business Management

Learn about the recent trends and examples of new types of farm leases. Learn what resources are available to you and your clients for further information on farmland leases.

2:30 - 2:45pm - Break

2:45 - 3:30pm - Options when Farmland is Owned by a C Corporation
Duane Thompson | CPA, Eide Bailly LLP, Mankato, MN

A discussion on the potential tax consequences of farmland held by a C Corp and the available options to remove it from a C Corp.

3:30 - 4:00pm - Tips and Traps Relating to the New LLC Act (322C)
Melissa Cross | Attorney, Compeer Financial, Mankato, MN

The new LLC law is here. How does it impact your clients?

4:30pm - Questions& Answers

CLE Credits:

6.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 252914


Section Member: $150
Non-Section Member:  $200
MSBA Members, join the Section and attend for $150 (must call to register)

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE.

Want more information about the 
Agricultural & Rural Law Section
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Need to cancel? Please see our
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Questions? Contact
Shawn Carlson 612-278-6305

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Shawn Carlson. Please provide at least 72 hours prior to the event to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.

No sessions have been associated with this event.