This easy to read guide is written by an Iowa farmer who is also a practicing lawyer in Iowa. Legal issues surround farm operations and this book covers those issues from regulatory compliance to passing the farm to the next generation and a wagon load of other topics.Whether you are operating an Iowa farm, work with Iowa farmers, or you have family who operate an Iowa farm, this guide provides a quick, easily reference to many of the issues that crop up in production agriculture.
About the Author
Pat Dillon is an Iowa farmer, who happens also to be an Iowa lawyer, frequently known to admit that he "became a lawyer to support his farming habit." Pat was born in Oelwein, Iowa, and grew up as part of a diversified family farm operation, graduating from Sumner Community Schools. Together with his brother and his father, Pat operates a farm in northeast Iowa, with operations that include corn and soybean production, beef cattle, and timber management. He practices law in the Sumner, Iowa, offices of Dillon Law, PC. All protests aside, Pat Dillon also loves the law, and he takes genuine pleasure in catching problems early and in finding solutions to the legal issues, large and small, faced by his clients. Pat routinely represents clients in agricultural, real estate, estate planning, bankruptcy, and business issues. Pat attended Iowa State University, earning a Bachelor of Science (with Distinction) in Agricultural Studies (Farm Operation), in 1997. Following four years of active duty service as a United States Army Transportation Officer, during which he Commanded the 513th Transportation Company and the 22d Transportation Detachment, Pat obtained his Juris Doctor (with High Honors) in 2003, from the Drake University Law School, in Des Moines, Iowa. He previously been published in the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, At Home Magazine and in MECHFORCE North America. He provides a monthly article "A Look at Agricultural Law" that is published in the Northeast Iowa Farmer (featured in the Sumner Gazette) and in the Calmar Courier.