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Illinois CPA Society's National Agribusiness Conference To Identify Farming Challenges and Opportunities.

CHICAGO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Illinois CPA Society's 2003 National Agribusiness Conference, being held Monday, August 18 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport in St. Louis, Missouri, will provide the information you need to reap a successful financial future.

Discuss farm estate planning techniques, discover the pros and cons of different forms of business enterprises and understand the state of America's rural economy. Discuss current developments with the federal estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping transfer tax. Also, discover how the USDA National Ag Lab brings ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace. Learn the latest on Ag SE tax controversies and legislation providing relief to farm and ranch taxpayers. Plus, hear from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on how to identify trends shaping America's rural areas.

Also, the Farm Tax Roundtable is back by popular demand. Being held on Tuesday, August 19, this day-long seminar will give you a better understanding of the current tax issues affecting your farm and ranch clients. Learn about the potential use of FFARM accounts and understand IRS self-employment tax issues. Plus, you'll cover agricultural hot topics and planning strategies, issues surrounding commodity wages and farm income averaging.

The conference begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Participants who attend both the National Agribusiness Conference and the Farm Tax Roundtable are eligible for up to 16 hours of continuing professional education credits. The cost of the conference is $285 for Illinois CPA Society members and $355 for nonmembers, and the cost of the Farm Tax Roundtable is also $285 for members and $355 for nonmembers. With the special bonus buy offer, you can attend both programs for the cost of $500 for Illinois CPA Society members and $570 for nonmembers.

For more information, or to register for the National Agribusiness Conference and/or the Farm Tax Roundtable, visit the Illinois CPA Society website at http://www.icpas.org/ or call (312) 993-0393 or (800) 993-0393 (within Illinois).

With more than 23,000 CPA and affiliate members, the Illinois CPA Society is the fourth largest state CPA society in the nation, and the only professional organization representing the CPA designation in Illinois.

CONTACT: Clare Fitzgerald, Marketing and Editorial Coordinator of Illinois CPA Society, +1-312-993-0407 or +1-800-993-0407 (within Illinois) ext. 231

Web site: http://www.icpas.org/
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