Farmland owners and managers will learn the latest on farmland values along with ownership trends, the Chinese economy and U.S. trade, legal and income tax law changes and an overview of the new government farm program at a workshop on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.


Topics include:


Iowa Land Values & Ownership Trends by Wendong Zhang, ISU Economics Assistant Professor


Chinese Economy & U.S. Trade Update by Minghao Li, ISU Economics Post-Doc, CARD


Ag Law & Tax Updates for Farmland Owners by Kristine Tidgren, Director ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation


New Government Farm Program Overview by Steve Johnson, Farm Management Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach


The workshop starts at 9 a.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk County ISU Extension Office, 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A, in Altoona. The workshop will last until 3 p.m. with a catered lunch. Pre-registration is required on or before Tuesday, Feb. 12, at $35 per individual or $50 per couple, payable at the door. This fee includes all training material and a catered lunch. Seating is limited. Contact the Polk County Extension office at 515-957-5760 or kparker@iastate.edu to pre-register or to get more details.