Farming, Ranching & Agribusiness Conference (2 days) – Webcast

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Jun 3, 2021 - Jun 4, 2021 Pacific Time

Registration: 7:30 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 4:35 PM Pacific Time


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

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AICPA Member: None
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Learn about important issues that impact your clients in farming, ranching, and agriculture!

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Conference developed by the OSCPA Farming, Ranching & Agribusiness Project Committee.

Designed For

CPAs and other professionals who advise, represent, or are employed by farmers and ranchers.


Recognize the key planning opportunities impacting farm and ranch taxation.

If you would like to register for this event, please contact OSCPA at 800-255-1470, 503-641-7200, or email


Steven Diess

Steve Diess is an owner of and consulting actuary at Independent Actuaries, Inc., the largest independently-owned actuarial consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest. He has over 25 years of experience working in the actuarial professing, focusing mainly on the setup and administration of defined benefit pension plans. He is an Enrolled Actuary, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Steve presents with some frequency at various conferences throughout the country.


Marlo Dill

Marlo Dill began working in the appraisal industry in 1995, following graduation from California State University at Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business. Marlo grew up on an irrigated row crop farm in the fertile Salinas Valley ("Lettuce Capital of the World") which taught her a great deal about agriculture firsthand. Marlo's first appraisal experience came in Fresno with an independent firm specializing in agricultural properties. She continued working there until moving to Oregon in 1998. Marlo works on a wide range of appraisal projects involving farms and ranches, with the appraisal uses ranging from assisting with financing to facilitating federal land exchanges.

Marlo specializes in rural agricultural property valuation including farms: nurseries: orchards: dairies: vineyards: wineries: ranches: timber production: food processors: cold storage facilities: grain elevator: seed cleaners: fertilizer plants and quarries. Unique property valuation including recreation and other high-appeal realty: natural resource valuation (mineral: timber and water interests): range and hunting lands: river front: fishing property: resorts: wetlands: historic properties and conservation easements. Agricultural Appraisals: Business Valuation: Certified General Real Estate Appraiser: Condemnation: Conservation/Scenic: Easements/Development: Rights Restrictions: Environment Estate Appraisals (IRS Sec. 2032(a)): Estates/Planning: Farm/Ranch Appraisals: Acquisitions/Analysis: Financing/Insurance: Management/Real Estate Sales/Mortgages: Farm Trusts: Farmsteads (Rural Residences): Government Appraisal Work: Irrigated Farms: Irrigation Appraisals: Land Appraisals/Division/Exchanges: Lease Fee/Leasehold/Leases: Recreation Property: Rural Property Appraisals: Rural Land Appraising: Water Rights/Supply: Winery Appraisal


Dan Eller

Dan Eller assists clients with tax and business law issues in both transactions and controversies. His transactional practice emphasizes choice of entity and formation, mergers and acquisitions, real property development, foreign bank account and asset reporting, and tax-exempt entity formation, qualification and operation. On the controversy side, Dan has handled a wide variety of tax collection and controversy matters, both federally and at the state level in Oregon and Washington. He has litigated cases before both the United States Tax Court and the Oregon Tax Court, where he formerly clerked for the Hon. Henry C. Breithaupt.

Since the enactment of Oregon's Corporate Activity Tax ("CAT") in 2019, Dan has been at the forefront of the implementation of this new tax. Dan is a frequent speaker on the CAT. Additionally, with Alee Soleimanpour Dan has co-authored a number of articles on CAT developments, both from the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Oregon Legislature.

Dan is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School and an adjunct instructor in the School of Business Administration at Portland State University.


Paul Neiffer

Paul Neiffer, CPA is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) in their Agribusiness practice specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and FSA planning related to farmers and processors. Paul is past president of the Farm Financial Standards Council and current chairperson of the AICPA Ag Conference. He writes the "FarmCPA" column for Top Producer magazine. Paul is a nationally recognized speaker on many subjects related to farmers and processors including (1) tax planning, (2) estate tax and succession planning, (3) farm management accounting, (4) farm bill, (5) farm economics and many other related topics.

Paul regularly publishes timely content on CLA's agribusiness blog, Farm CPA Today. He covers topics, including taxation, accounting, succession planning, new laws, major agribusiness events, and other issues that are unique to farmers and agribusiness processors.

Raised on a farm in central Washington, Paul has been immersed in the ag industry his entire life, including the last 30 years professionally. In fact, Paul drives combine each summer for his cousins and that is what he considers a vacation. In addition, he is the previous owner of a 1031 exchange company.


Kristine Tidgren

Kristine Tidgren is an adjunct assistant professor in the Agricultural Education & Studies Department and the director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT) at Iowa State University. She speaks and writes frequently on agricultural law and tax matters, with a special emphasis on farm tax issues. Kristine's writing includes The Ag Docket, an online blog, as well as monthly articles for farm publications and chapters for tax school workbooks. She regularly instructs attorneys, CPAs, EAs, and other tax professionals regarding agricultural law & tax matters. She is an active member of the Rural Tax Education Committee, which yearly works with IRS to review and update Publication 225, the American Agricultural Law Association (chair of the distance education committee), and the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation. Kristine also teaches an undergraduate agricultural law class each spring semester to around 105 seniors at Iowa State University's College of Agriculture. Kristine received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Texas at Austin, and her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. She grew up on a farm in west central Iowa.