Agricultural & Rural Law CLE

MSBA Sections: Agricultural & Rural Law CLE

2018 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Country Inn & Suites
Mankato, MN

Join us for the 2018 Agricultural and Rural Law Institute which will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 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.


Deadline to Register:
March 27, 2018
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 day prior to the CLE.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4:30pm – Questions& Answers

Accommodations: If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event please notify us 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.


600 Nicollet Mall
Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402


Shawn Carlson
Section Services
(612) 278-6305

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