2021 CalCPA Farmers Tax and Accounting Conference

Focus on Impact of Pandemic, Wildfires, Regulation and Economic Outlook on $50 Billion Agriculture Sector in California

Extreme heat and the wildfires have significantly impacted California’s $50 billion agriculture sector. As the leading producer of fruits, vegetables, wine and nuts in the U.S., it’s crucial to have solid plans to mitigate the damage as the nation and California recovers. Since this sector plays a significant role in the nation’s economy and quality of life, CalCPA is bringing together leading experts in regulatory, financial, taxation, economic, valuation and real estate topics facing the agriculture industry to discuss how to become more resilient, handle current challenges more effectively, overcome risks and get back to business.

Check out this video to learn more.

WHEN: Oct. 1 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. PST
CPE: 8 hours, AA 1, IRS-TX 1, MCLE 6.5, MCLE LS-TX 1
WHERE: Online

  • Impact of California Wildfires
  • Taxation Updates; Gifts of Partnership Interest, Entity Structure; 263A Issues, 199A(g) 
  • Federal and State Updates - Where is the Biden Administration Going as It Relates to Domestic and Foreign Impact on Import and Export Capabilities 
  • Potential Policy Updates 
  • How Updates May Impact Long-Term Labor Federal Minimum-wage 
  • Focus on Leveraging Technology: Cybersecurity Issues; Blockchain/Traceability In-house technology and Automation 
  • How to Use Technology to Expedite Your Close 
  • Analytics Automation 
  • Facilitation of ESG Reporting 
  • Revenue Updates - Insurance Recoveries 
  • PPP Loans
  • Cloud Implementation 
  • Credit Loss Lease Updates and Implementation 
  • Ag Economy and Lending Update 
  • Disaster Recovery - Securing and retaining labor AB5; Additional Labor Issues 
  • Risk Management; Insurance Crop Liability; Drought Rain 
  • Hedging Mitigating Price Risk 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - Changing the Unconscious Bias 
  • CalCPA/IMA DE&I Research White Paper 
  • Exit strategies for Owners - Estate Planning 
  • Gifting - Gift Tax Exclusion 
  • Transferring Control
  • Succession Planning; and Preparing for Transition to New Leadership. 
  • Alternative Sources of Capital - Family-run Businesses and Larger Entities 
  • Emphasis on how to execute ESG funds: Environmental, Social and Governance
  • SPACs: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
  • Sustainability Compliance (Touching on How Standards are Evolving) 
  • Sustainability Climate Change Reporting 
  • EMILY ROONEY, President at Agricultural Council of California
  • ROGER MCEOWEN, Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law
  • ROB GOLDBERG, Principal at Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory
  • KYLE CHENEY, Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • RAE PAULSON, Business Assurance Senior Manager at Moss Adams
  • ALEJANDRO MENDEZ, Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • CURT COVINGTON, Sr. Director Institution Credit at AgAmerica Lending
  • JOHN P. SCHULTZ, CPA, Partner at Genske, Mulder & Company, LLP
  • ZACHERY BOWERS, Broker at ever.ag
  • SUSAN HATMAKER, ESQ., Attorney/Owner at Hatmaker Law Group
  • DON WINN, Area President at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • MIKE SCHLECT, ESQ., CPA, Private Wealth Tax Leader at Deloitte 
  • MARK STERANKA, Partner at Moss Adams LLP
  • MAZ YAFEH, Managing Director, Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch
  • REGINA CARLS, Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Chase
  • CRAIG MITCHELL, Partner at DCA Partners

About CalCPA
CalCPA traces its heritage to 1903 when the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants was organized. In 1909, it merged with two other state CPA associations to form CalCPA. CalCPA serves more than 43,000 members in public practice, private industry, academia and government, and has 14 chapters across California. CalCPA also offers more than 1,400 live courses, conferences, webcasts and on-demand self-study courses annually.


David Colgren
Colcomgroup, Inc.
Email | (917) 587-3708