In Person: Agriculture and Farm Activities Conference

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Tuesday, August 20, 2024 @ 8:30am 4:30pm
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This conference covers special tax rules and tax accounting methods pertaining to agricultural and farming activities and any tax law changes that affect farmers. Visit the website at for a complete agenda.




Category Amount
General 8.00


Tuesday, August 20, 2024

7:45am - 8:30am
8:30am - 12:00pm
Credits: General 4
1:00pm - 2:40pm
Credits: General 2
2:50pm - 4:30pm

Course Materials

Links to the e-materials will be listed with your course registration in your account on the MSCPA website seven calendar days before the course. You will receive an e-mail when the materials are available.

The option to request printed materials is only available up to 5 business days prior to the course date. Walk-in registrants and those registering between 1 and 5 days before the course will be sent an electronic link to the e-materials by default. “Extra” printed course materials will not be available on site. Printed materials are not available for conferences.


Michael D. Hill

Michael D. Hill

Michael is a managing director with ForvisMazars in Jackson, MS. He serves as the office industry leader for the commercial services group and provides tax compliance and consulting services for a wide variety of clients. He primarily serves clients in the real estate and timber industries. He also serves clients in the manufacturing industry as well as high-wealth individuals. Michael has significant experience in real estate investment trust taxation, partnership taxation, private equity transactions, and state & local tax.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BSBA degree in Accounting and an MBA. He is also a member of the Accounting Advisory Board at USM. Michael has served on the Board of Make-A-Wish Mississippi for over 5 years and currently serves as the Board Chair.

Roger McEowen

Roger McEowen


Roger A. McEowen is the Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. From 1991-1993, McEowen was in the full-time practice of law with Kelley, Scritsmier and Byrne in North Platte, Nebraska. From 1993 to 2004, he was an associate professor of agricultural law and extension specialist in agricultural law and policy at Kansas State University. From 2004-2015, McEowen was the Leonard Dolezal Professor in Agricultural Law at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he Founded and Directed the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. At ISU he also introduced an agricultural law course into the undergraduate curriculum ultimately building the course from the ground-up to almost 100 students in attendance by the spring semester of 2015.
From 2016 to the present, Prof. McEowen has been at Washburn and also teaches an undergraduate course in agricultural law at Kansas State University. McEowen has published many scholarly articles, is the author of Principles of Agricultural Law, an 850-page textbook/casebook that is updated twice annually, and is the author of a second 300-page book on agricultural law. His Agricultural Law and Taxation Blog, part of the Law Professor Blogs Network, contains approximately 130 detailed and fully annotated articles annually and is the most widely read agricultural law and taxation blog online. In mid-2017, Prof. McEowen's new book, Agricultural Law in a Nutshell, was published by West Academic Publishing Co. McEowen also authors the monthly publication, "Kansas Farm and Estate Law." In addition, he co-authors Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Tax Management Portfolios on the federal estate tax family-owned business deduction and the reporting of farm income and is the lead author of a BNA portfolio concerning the income taxation of cooperatives. He is also the Editor of the Iowa Bar Tax Manual, and Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers and Family Business Organizations, both Thomson/West publications. Prof. McEowen conducts approximately 80-100 seminars annually across the United States for farmers, agricultural business professionals, lawyers, and other tax professionals. He also conducts two radio programs each airing twice monthly heard across the Midwest and on the worldwide web. In addition, his two-minute radio program, "The Agricultural Law and Tax Report," is heard each weekday by over 2 million listeners on farm radio stations from NY to CA as well as SiriusXM 147. He also can be seen as a weekly guest on RFD-TV where he discusses various agricultural law and tax topics with the RFD-TV hosts. He received a B.S. with distinction from Purdue University in Management in 1986, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in 1990, and a J.D. from the Drake University School of Law in 1991. He is a member of the Iowa and Kansas Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Nebraska. He is also a past member of the AALA Board of Directors.