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Seminar to Help Farmers, Landowners with Law, Taxes, Estate Planning

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A Purdue Extension seminar to help farmers, landowners and professionals better understand key laws for farming, land ownership and business and estate transfer planning is scheduled for two Indiana locations in January and March.

"Farm Law and Taxes Including Estate and Business Transfer Planning" is Jan. 11 at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello and March 8 at Ivy Tech Community College School of Technology in Terre Haute. The program runs 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at both locations. Gerry Harrison, Purdue Extension agricultural economist and agricultural law specialist, is the presenter. He has taught agricultural law topics and family business transfer planning for nearly 40 years.

Program topics are drainage law, limiting liability for farming activities, property rights, right-to-farm law, real estate transfer taxation, the legal and tax aspects of conservation easements and key topics in estate planning.

He said that while the seminar is focused on issues that relate to farmers, landowners and family business owners, the program should be of interest to lawyers and accountants who deal with agricultural clients and will offer continuing education credits to both.

Lunch is sponsored by Farm Credit and features a presentation about farmland value trends by a loan officer.

Registration is due Jan. 9 for the Monticello seminar and March 6 for the Terre Haute seminar. Registration fees vary depending on the type of registration required. Forms and more information about the programs and fees are available on the Purdue Agricultural Economics website at

Contact Harrison with questions or to request printed registration forms at 888-398-4636, ext. 44216, or directly at 765-494-4216. He also can be reached via email at or

IU White Memorial Hospital is at 720 S. Sixth St., Monticello.

Ivy Tech Community College School of Technology is at 1700 E. Industrial Drive, Terre Haute.

Source: Purdue University