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Farm Business Law

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

77468CDRA

Audio + Course Book

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Continuing education credit
is not available on this program.


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From Event: Farm Business Law, held December 2017.

Program Description

Farming is hard, time consuming work, and the last thing a farmer needs is to be tied up in legal issues. Help your clients run vibrant businesses by ensuring that they are operating within the legal bounds of the law. From drafting farm land leases to negotiating agricultural contracts, give your clients more time in their fields and less time in their offices. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Financing, Buying and Selling Farm Land and Businesses
  2. Negotiating and Drafting Farm Land Leases
  3. Negotiating and Drafting Agriculture Contracts
  4. Tax Planning for Farmers
  5. Ethics

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit is not available at this time.
For additional questions regarding continuing education credits please contact us at 866-240-1890 or credit@nbi-sems.com.

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Financing, Buying and Selling Farm Land and Businesses
    9:00 - 10:30, Anthony O. Crowell
    1. Agricultural Financing and Credit
    2. Traditional Mortgage
    3. FSA Farm Loan Programs
    4. Contract for Deed
    5. Partnerships
    6. Farm Partition
    7. Family Agreements
    8. Buying or Selling an Agriculture Business
      1. Drafting the Legal Description
      2. What to Expect at Auction
      3. Negotiating on Behalf of Your Client
      4. Recording the Deed
      5. Title Search and Curing Defects
      6. Restrictions, Easements or Leases
  2. Negotiating and Drafting Farm Land Leases
    10:45 - 12:00, J. Bryan Nugen
    1. Farm Share Agreements
      1. Crop Share
      2. Livestock Share
      3. Labor Share
    2. Hunting Land Leases
    3. Unique Provisions in Farm Land Leases
      1. Land Owner and Farmer Rights
      2. Landlord Liens
      3. Land Use Payment Provision
      4. Level of Control and Possession of Property
      5. Specific Time Period and Steps for Termination
      6. Subleasing Farmland
      7. The Impact of Drought
      8. Right of Re-entry
      9. Binding on Heirs
      10. Liability Issues
      11. Indemnification
  3. Negotiating and Drafting Agriculture Contracts
    1:00 - 2:15, Chad M. Miner
    1. Production Contracts
      1. Crops
      2. Livestock, Poultry and Swine
    2. Custom Feeding Agreement
    3. Farm Machinery and Equipment
    4. Grain Storage
    5. Manure Application Agreements
  4. Tax Planning for Farmers
    2:30 - 3:30, Chad M. Miner
    1. Business Entity Selection - Legal and Tax Considerations
    2. Income Tax Planning
      1. Self-Employment Tax Issues
      2. Reporting Farm Income
      3. Reporting Tax on Installment Payments Received
      4. Taking Advantage of Farm Deductions
    3. Depreciation
      1. Farm Equipment
      2. Depreciating Soil Fertility
      3. Depreciating Fences and Buildings
    4. Agricultural Tax Issues
      1. Farm Share Arrangements
      2. Domestic Production Activities Deduction
      3. Losses From Operating a Farm
  5. Ethics
    3:30 - 4:30, Candace D. Armstrong
    1. Acquiring New Clients
    2. Defining and Communicating the Scope of Representation
    3. Entering into the Attorney-Client Relationship
    4. Avoiding Problems During Client Representation

CANDACE D. ARMSTRONG is an attorney with Armstrong Law Offices LLC in Brook, Indiana. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Indiana. Ms. Armstrong's practice area includes diverse representation within the agricultural law representing land owners, farmers and agri-business interests. She combines her legal education and her corporate legal work on complex matters with a history of small business involvement and ownership. Ms. Armstrong is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association. She earned her B.A. degree from The Ohio State University and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law.

ANTHONY O. CROWELL is an attorney with the law firm of Gordon & Associates, PC. His practice focuses on entity selection and formation, commercial law, business transactions, contracts, business acquisitions and sales, creditor's rights, commercial litigation, property tax abatement, and real estate matters. Mr. Crowell is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, American Bankruptcy Institute, Wells County Bar Association, Allen County Bar Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association (past chair, Agricultural Law Association and council member, Business Law Section). He received his B.A. degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Mr. Crowell has previously lectured on agricultural leasing and other landowner issues for the Indiana Farm Bureau and other professional groups.

CHAD M. MINER is a partner at Miner & Lemon, LLP, where he practices in the areas of business and estate planning and estate administration with a special emphasis on the needs of farmers. He serves as the attorney for Kosciusko County and is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Kosciusko County Bar Association. Mr. Miner earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, his J.D. degree from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis and his Master of Business Administration degree also from Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.

J. BRYAN NUGEN is an attorney with a private practice located in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. Mr. Nugen is licensed to practice law in four states, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Florida, with clients in all four states. He is also licensed to practice before both the Indiana Northern District and Southern District Federal courts. Mr. Nugen is a registered mediator in the state of Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. degree in psychology. After graduation, he attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he earned his J.D. degree. Mr. Nugen is also the founder and owner of TrueCare. TrueCare is a personal services agency, licensed with the Indiana Department of Health, which services senior clients within five North East Indiana counties.

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