Managing Farming Changes and Challenges Workshops at 3i SHOW

21 Aug 2017

The Institute for Rural America announces two new farmer presentations at this year's 3i SHOW on Friday, October 13. Farm Bill, Tax and Legal Issues will begin at 1:00 p.m., followed by Working through Times of Turbulent Change in Agriculture at 2:30 p.m.

imageRoger A. McEowen, Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, will present on the new Farm Bill, Tax and Legal Issues. The legal environment in agriculture is constantly changing. This presentation will provide a current perspective on the Farm Bill, tax and other legal issues facing farmers in difficult times. Besides a current update, Roger will answer questions.

McEowen is author of Principles of Agricultural Law, and recipient of the American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) Distinguished Service Award.

imageCharlie Griffin will present Working through Times of Turbulent Change in Agriculture. Real farm cash receipts are down 14 percent in 2017 compared to 2015 and 36 percent since 2012. Meanwhile, farm debt soars and leverage surges to all-time highs. This presentation will provide suggestions for managing change and challenges that exist today. Charlie will also answer questions.

Charlie Griffin is a Research Assistant Professor in the School for Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, at Kansas State University. He began his career assisting with the impact of the 1980's farm crisis. He has continued to support agricultural families as they work together, make decisions together, and nurture their families and farm businesses.

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imageThe 63rd Annual 3i SHOW is set for October 12, 13, and 14, 2017. Visit for more information.