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Farm Taxes: Schedule f for Fun?

Tama County Women, Land and Legacy Event

March 31, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County's Women, Land, and Legacy will hold its nineteenth event, Farm Taxes: Schedule F for Fun? on Tuesday, April 2, at the Community Room of State Bank of Toledo, 103 S. Broadway in Toledo. Registration and dessert will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting following, 7-9 p.m.

Our evening on farm taxes will be presented by Erika Eckley, Staff Attorney at the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT) at Iowa State University. The Center serves producers, professionals and agribusinesses seeking information in ag-related federal and state law and taxes. CALT is a primary source of professional educational training in these areas.

Erika is a graduate of Drake University Law School and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Iowa State University. Prior to joining CALT, she worked for Pioneer Hi-Bred in biotechnology policy and outreach, served Iowa's Fifth Judicial District as a law clerk and practiced law in a private law firm.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Both men and women with an interest in land and/or agriculture are welcome to attend. An RSVP is encouraged. Please call Melody Bro at 641-484-2702, extension 120 by Monday, April 1.

Several local agencies are working to bring Women, Land and Legacy to Tama County- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Service Agency, Tama County Extension Service, Iowa Valley Resource Conservation & Development, and the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District. Special thanks to the ladies who serve on the Women, Land, and Legacy Core Committee: Rebecca Hosek, Julia Babinat, Margaret Babinat, Glenda Devick, Pat Oettchen, Georgette Edel, Frances Bacon and Jan Wobeter.

In recent years, women's roles in Iowa agriculture have changed dramatically.

It has become more and more evident there is a need to reach out to women at the local level and to help them make connections they may find helpful as landowners, farmers, and other important role-players in our state's largest industry.

In response to this increasing need, the USDA State Outreach Council has designed the program Women, Land and Legacy: Building Your Farm's Future Today.

Through small group dialogue and focused conversation, women listen to each other and bring ideas together to coordinate connections with each other, with information, with local and statewide resources, and with others in their communities. This grassroots program is currently active in numerous Iowa counties.

Persons with disabilities who require accommodations to attend or participate in this event should contact Melody Bro at the Tama Soil & Water Conservation District at 641-484-2702, extension 120; email; or contact the TDD# or Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.



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