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How Does the New Tax Bill Affect Me and My Farming Operation?

How Does the New Tax Bill Affect Me and My Farming Operation?

Although farming is mentioned in the title and the business example will be a farming operation, the individual provisions apply to everyone just as the business provisions apply to almost all businesses.

Continuing education should be available for accountants, attorneys, foresters and professional logging managers

Workshop Agenda

Time Topic
6:00 p.m. Registration
6:15 p.m. Estate tax changes in the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"
6:25 p.m. Individual tax changes in the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"
7:30 p.m. Break
7:45 p.m. Business tax changes in the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"
8:15 p.m. Comparison of "pass-through" entity taxes to C-corporations taxes using two case studies showing the effect on small- and medium-sized operations
9:00 p.m. End

Locations, Dates, and Registration

Registration Fee: There is a registration fee of $15 per individual or $50 for any person requesting continuing education credit. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Programs with fewer than 10 individuals pre-registered will be canceled.

TO REGISTER: (1) online and pay via credit card, click the Register link for your preferred workshop below; or (2) mail a check to 301 O. D. Smith Hall, Auburn University 36849-5608 made payable to Auburn University specifying the location and workshop; or (3) call (334) 844-5100 to register by phone.

Online Registration

County Date Location Contact


February 26, 2018 Extension Office
372 7th Avenue Southwest
Hamilton, AL
Lisa Murphy
(205) 921-3551


March 1, 2018
8:15-11:00 a.m
Extension Office
600 S. 7th Street, Suite 4
Opelika, AL
Tara Barr
(334) 749-3353


March 1, 2018 E. V. Smith Research Center
4725 County Road 40
Shorter, AL
Jessica Kelton
(334) 693-3800


March 8, 2018 Courthouse Annex
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Lisa Murphy
(205) 349-4630

For additional questions about the program email Robert Tufts or call (334) 734-2120.

Instructor: Robert A. Tufts

Robert is an Emeritus Professor at Auburn University where he taught for 36 years. He is currently a Visiting Professor with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in forestry from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in forestry from Virginia Tech. Robert has been an attorney since 1997 after earning a J.D. from Jones School of Law, Faulkner University and later an LLM (in taxation) from the University of Alabama. Robert teaches classes and presents workshops on estate planning, agricultural law and tax, property law, choice of business entity, and taxation of timber. He also has a part-time law practice concentrating in estate planning, tax and issues affecting landowners.