Agriculture Update For Professionals

Agriculture Update for Professionals 2015!

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and the Alberta Community and
Co-operative Association are pleased to offer you the 36th Agriculture Update for Professionals.

The last few years we’ve seen more parents children, siblings and cousins operating individual farming corporations side by side. This presents a number of unique issues: maintaining independence, acquiring equipment, corporate loans, and succession issues. Using practical examples we will look at the issues and complexities of operating individual farm corporations side by side.Our past few courses have introduced and explained a few key planning concepts including; capital partnerships, shareholder agreements, repurchase agreements and long term lease arrangements. We will provide examples on how to structure the key clauses for each of these agreements and the potential effects on clients.
This years course will also examine the partner-ship sale to a corporation and discuss some of the common hang-ups including: transfer of debt, handling stub period income, and other key planning tips. We will also provide a review of corporate land sales and purchases: the devil is in the details!! In agriculture we’ve seen margins fluctuate the past few years and this years course we will provide an update on farm financial indicators; identifying some key areas we should be watching with our clients in the agriculture sector. As always the balance will conclude with our Tips and Traps section of unique court cases and budget interpretations including an update on intercorporate dividends and strategies for determining if our clients can continue writing off their leases.





Grande Prairie October 19, 2015brochure cover photo

Lloydminster October 20, 2015

Saskatoon October 21, 2015

Medicine Hat October 22, 2015

Lethbridge October 23, 2015

Edmonton November 2, 2015

Red Deer November 3, 2015

Calgary November 4, 2015


(includes coffee, lunch and reference materials)

Register online before October 8, 2015 for just $340.00 + GST, or pay the full price of $395.00.00 + GST after October 8.
If you are unable to attend the classroom course but would still like the content, materials may be purchased for $225.00 + GST

For cancellations and other inquiries, please contact Dianne Fortin 1-780-963-3766 or