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Estate tax and farm succession meetings

Get up to date on all you need to know at the upcoming Farm Futures Boot Camp & Business Summit.

Mike Downey

May 18, 2021

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Never has there been more uncertainty over how potential tax policy changes will impact family farm transitions. This is why the timing of the upcoming Farm Futures Boot Camp and Business Summit is so important. This 2 ½ day event offers 13 hours of learning sessions and an excellent opportunity to learn and network with some of the top industry experts.

As a planning professional, I am looking forward to learning from some of the top respected individuals in the estate planning industry such as CPA Paul Neiffer and ag law professor Roger McEowen. I’m also excited to offer a couple sessions related to how to best manage family farm transitions. Here is a review of the four sessions specifically related to estate planning, farm transition, and the proposed tax law changes:

  • “Are tax changes coming? What to watch for in estate planning, stepped-up basis and other potential rule changes.” June 15th 11:00am. Speaker: Paul Neiffer, CPA and principal, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

  • “Estate and farm transition workshop: an information packed 90 minutes to learn estate planning, farm transition, and leasing strategies.” June 15th 5:00pm. Speaker: Mike Downey, farm transition specialist, Farm Financial Strategies & Next Gen Ag Advocates

  • How to manage family farm transitions.” June 16th 4:20pm. Speaker: Mike Downey, farm transition specialist, Farm Financial Strategies & Next Gen Ag Advocates

  • “Tax management: how to protect your farm assets now and in the future.” June 17th 8:00am. Speaker: Roger McEowen, ag law professor, Washburn University


The meetings will be held at the Coralville, Iowa, Marriott on June 15, 16, and 17, and you can participate either live or virtually. Continuing education credits are available for ag professionals and certified crop advisors.

View the full agenda of topics at the Farm Futures Summit registration page and use my sponsor code DOWNEY20 to receive a 20% discount. 

Downey has been helping farmers and landowners for the last 21 years with their family farm transition, leasing strategies, finances, and general land consultation.  He is the co-owner of Next Gen Ag Advocates and an associate of Farm Financial Strategies.  Reach Mike at [email protected].

The opinions of the author are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or Farm Progress. 

About the Author(s)

Mike Downey

Co-Owner, Next Gen Ag Advocates

Mike Downey is co-owner of Iowa-based Next Gen Ag Advocates and an associate at Farm Financial Strategies. His passion for helping farmers and landowners stems from his own farm roots, growing up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Roseville, Ill.

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