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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium


Nebraska Farming


Each year, farmers, ranchers and their tax advisers prepare for possible significant new tax laws, as proposals related to the agriculture industry always seem to be going through Congress. They plan and work to create the optimal position for tax liabilities. Join us at the Nebraska Agricultural Tax and Management Symposium where we will focus on timely topics and review others to help preparation of accurate farm and ranch business tax returns.

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Friday, October 18, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Check in/Continental Breakfast 8 a.m.
Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave., York, NE 68467

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Program Benefits: Your registration includes digital access for webinar recordings and slides until October 2024.

The Symposium is offered in three different formats:

  • In-Person 1-day seminar: offered in York, Tuesday, October 17. Cost: $290
  • Online livestreaming 1-day webinar: Streamed from the York in-person seminar location, Tuesday, October 17. Attendees have to be continuously present during the webinar to earn CE credits. Cost: $244
  • Self-Study Package: For those who do not need to earn continuing education credits but wish to study the program content, we offer a self-study package. Cost: $219

Continuing Education Credits

Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy

Applied for 8 CPE hours in-person and streaming delivery (Course Number: TBD)


Applied for 8 CEU hours in-person and streaming delivery (Program Numbers: TBD)

Nebraska Supreme Court

Applied for 6.75 CLE hours in-person and streaming delivery (Activity IDs: TBD)

Iowa Supreme Court

Applied for 6.75 CLE hours in-person and streaming delivery (Activity IDs: TBD)

In-Person Seminars
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Your registration includes digital access for webinar recordings and slides until October 2024.

Location and Date
Holthus Convention Center, 3130 Holen Ave., York, NE 68467

Date: Friday, October 18, 2024
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Check-in/breakfast begins at 8 a.m.
Free Parking is provided

Breakfast, Lunch, morning and afternoon breaks and bottled beverages throughout the day.

Each attendee will receive paper-copy of the 2024 Agriculture Tax Issues Book by Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation

Continuing Education Credits
Please check back for approved Course/Activity Numbers

Within two weeks of the completion of the program, a certificate of attendance will be emailed to each participant.

Online Livestreaming Webinars

To better serve our attendees and their hectic schedules, the 2024 Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium will not only be offered as an in-person seminar, but we will once again offer online livestreaming webinar. Please read the detailed information below prior to registering to the webinar.

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Streaming Schedule
Dates and Times Description
Ag Symposium webinar October 18 Morning session (8:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.)
October 18 Afternoon session (1 – 4:40 p.m.)
This webinar will be livestreamed using Zoom platform.

What is included in registration?
Your registration includes access links to join the webinar, the 2024 Agriculture Tax Issues Book and digital access for webinar recordings and slides until October 2025.

Access links will be emailed to the email address used in the registration one week prior to the event. The webinar will be facilitated using the Zoom platform. A high-speed, stable internet connection is essential for the best learning experience

Book Deliveries
Paper copy of the 2024 Agriculture Tax Issues Book will be mailed to the physical address provided during registration. Books will be mailed via USPS. Please make sure you’ve provided the best address for books to be delivered to you via this carrier, in your registration. If you need to update your address, there is a “Click here” to modify your registration link in the registration confirmation email you received from Cvent. Otherwise, you can contact us at and we can update it on your behalf. Books will begin shipping around the end of September.

Continuing Education Credits
Please check back for approved Course/Activity Numbers

Virtual Attendance
Online attendance will be taken periodically starting at 8:30 a.m. excluding breaks. Please make sure that you respond to the on-screen attendance poll promptly to earn your certificate of attendance and applicable CE credits.

Group viewing is allowed. Each group is required to designate an onsite proctor, which can be an attendee. The proctor has the responsibility of ensuring all individuals at the site are paying attention to the program and are not engaging in activities unrelated to the livestreaming webinar. In addition, the proctor has to submit the appropriate group viewing attendance form that can be downloaded below. Each group member is required to register to the webinar.

Attendance Form

Self-Study Package

If you have missed this year's symposium, you can register for the self-study package. The package includes a paper copy of program book (2024 Agriculture Tax Issues Book published by LGUTEF), presentation videos and slides. You will have access to digital content until October 2025 and your books will be mailed to your address. The fee for the self-study package is $219.

Please note that participating in the self-study program does not earn continuing education credits.

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Topics and Materials

Content will be updated once the final version of the 2024 Agriculture Tax Issues Book is finalized around late summer 2024

Each attendee will receive paper-copy of the 2024 Agriculture Tax Issues Book by Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation.

Experts and Partners

The tax institutes are instructed by leading experts: J’Nan Ensz and Guido van der Hoeven.

J’Nan L. EnszJ’Nan L. Ensz, CPA
J’Nan Ensz, CPA, graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Bethel College in 1987 with double majors in accounting and business administration. Upon graduation, she worked for a mid-size CPA firm in St. Louis, but, after passing the CPA exam, she decided to leave the rigors of public accounting to work for small-to-medium corporations as controller or senior accountant, gaining valuable experience in management.

In 2003, she fulfilled a life-long dream and went into business with her father, John Hiebert an Enrolled Agent who is now retired. She specializes in helping individuals fulfill their life-long dreams by providing advice for small, closely-held businesses whether they operate as sole-proprietorships, partnerships or S-Corporations. She provides the expertise a small business owner needs in the area of accounting and tax without the price tag of having to hire their own controller, accounting manager or bookkeeper. She developed a niche market performing on-site accounting, tax services and QuickBooks training as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She also works closely with the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) presenting seminars to small business owners in the areas of tax planning, cash flow management, financial statement analysis and payroll processing.

Guido van der HoevenGuido van der Hoeven, EA
Guido van der Hoeven serves as the chief editor of the Land Grant Agriculture book published yearly by the Land Grant University Tax Education Foundation. He recently retired from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University where he provided resources and program leadership in the areas of taxation, intergenerational transfers, estate planning, and farm management. Prior to his retirement, he was the director of the University of North Carolina Income Tax Schools. He has testified before the United States Congress Committee on Agriculture, where he addressed the impact of Tax Code changes on the agriculture industry. Guido, and as a speaker, places a premium on clarity and precision – with an occasional dash of humor.


Payments, Refunds and Cancellation Policies
Can I get a refund if it storms on the day of a seminar?

If we hold the seminar, no refund will be provided regardless of the weather. Historically, seminars are rarely canceled due to inclement weather. If weather occurs, you will be informed by email before 6 a.m. of the day(s).

How will I know if my credit card payment was accepted?

You will receive a confirmation email at the end of registration. Please print this message if you need a receipt for your records. The charge on your credit card billing statement appears as “cvent*2024 Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium”.

Where do I mail my check?

Please make your check payable to UNL Tax Institute and mail it to:

University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Attn: Emre Unlu
PO Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405

Attendees paying by check need to allow 7-10 business days for checks to be received. Checks must be received at least 15 days prior to the event.

Returned Check Fee
A fee of $25.00 will be assessed on all returned checks.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellation Policy for In-Person Seminar:If you cancel your registration by October 10, 2024, you will be refunded what you paid less $30 cancellation fee. Any cancellations after this date will result in a 0% refund. If you cannot attend the in-person seminar or livestreaming session and would like to change to a different format, please contact us at

Cancellation Policy for Livestreaming Sessions: If you cancel your registration by October 1, 2024, you will be refunded what you paid less $30 cancellation fee. No refunds will be issued for any registrations cancelled after this date and you will still receive the Ag Tax Issues book and access to the self-study package.

Cancellation Policy for Self-Study: No refunds will be issued for self-study registrations.

For any format, you are allowed to send a substitute if you cannot attend the program. Please contact us at if you need to send a substitute in your place.

Continuing Education Hours
When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance for Continuing Education Hours purposes?

Every effort will be made to issue Certificates of Attendance in a timely manner. In most cases, certificates are emailed within one week of the completion of the in-person seminar or livestreaming session you’ve attended. We will email certificates to the email address you provided during registration. Certificates have been known to go into the recipients Junk Box, so please check there as well.

If we receive a rejection from your Professional Licensing Organization that you do not exist, we will notify you by email.

Other Questions
Are walk-in registrations available?

As long as there are no COVID restrictions in place limiting capacity at venues, we will once again allow walk-in registrations.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code. Meeting room temperatures may vary throughout the day, therefore we recommend dress in layers for your comfort.

I need to be able to take calls while I'm at the seminar. Is there a problem if I bring a cell phone or pager?

All electronic devices must be silenced. Participants who need to provide a method for being contacted in an emergency may set their device on vibrate and take the call outside of the room.

Are my personal belongings safe in the meeting room during lunch, breaks and overnight?

The venue and the Tax Institute are not responsible for items left unattended.

Is recording allowed?

Recording of the speakers presenting is not allowed at the Agriculture Taxation and Management Symposium.

Will you send out an email reminder?

You will receive an email reminder with all pertinent information to the session you’re attending one week before the event. The email will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered for the Ag Symposium. This email will include things such as the links to view the Livestreaming Webinar (if that is the session you registered for), venue information, time/location information…etc. and anything else you may need to know before participating in the Ag Symposium.

What is the best way to reach the Tax Institute?

Please email us at or call us at 402-472-4333.

What is the scope of purpose of tax seminars?

Instruction materials, discussions, and written materials utilized are for continued professional education purposes only and are not intended to be legal, accounting, tax, payroll, investment or other professional advice.

IRS Approved continuing education provider

Tax Institute
PO Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405