Published on 04/11/18

UGA Extension to host Tax Cuts and Jobs Act workshops across Georgia

By Sage Barnard

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a weeklong series of tax law workshops in counties throughout the state focused on the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its effect on farming operations.

Through these workshops, farmers and landowners will learn tax planning techniques and review how to correctly report income. The workshops will cover individual tax changes like standard deductions, business tax changes and comparisons of corporation tax statuses.

“We’re excited to offer this special series for Georgia producers of all sizes,” said Mark McCann, assistant dean for Extension in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We know this is an important topic and want to ensure farmers are able to be successful with their bottom line, as many crops have a very narrow profit margin.”

The workshops will be held in four cities across the state and will be hosted by each county’s UGA Extension office.

The first workshop will be held Tuesday, May 15, in Carrollton, Georgia, at the Carroll County Agriculture Center. The second workshop will be held in Lexington, Georgia, on Wednesday, May 16, at the Oglethorpe County Extension office. The Moultrie, Georgia, workshop will be held on Thursday, May 17, in the Colquitt County Extension office, and the final seminar will be on Friday, May 18, in Statesboro, Georgia, at the Bulloch County Extension office.

All of these workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, and a networking lunch will follow the program. Registration for these events is $20 and preregistration is available online through Thursday, May 10. Limited walk-up registration will be available.

The workshops will be conducted by Robert Tufts, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System farm management specialist emeritus and attorney.

To register for the events, visit:

For more information about the workshops, contact Regina Fitzpatrick at 706-542-5046 or email

Sage Barnard is a student writer for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA Cooperative Extension.

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