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Gerald A Harrison

Agricultural Economics 

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
765.494.4216
Krannert Room 690

Gerry Harrison's Extension education, teaching and research focuses on farm management, estate planning, federal tax law and numerous legal topics with emphasis on Indiana agriculture. Gerry is a Member of the Indiana Bar.

He has conducted Extension programs and authored or co-authored numerous articles, papers, and publications for over 44 years at Purdue. His program is of daily assistance to farmers, landowners, lawyers and accountants in Indiana and beyond for: farm management, estate planning, business organization and many other legal and tax topics such as farmland leasing, conservation easements, like-kind exchanges and mineral leasing.

He presents a seminar in Indiana “Ag Law and Taxes … with Estate and Business Transfer Planning”. This seminar serves not only farmers and landowners but also with continuing education credits for Indiana lawyers, accountants, insurance producers and certified financial planners.

Selected publications by Gerry are online at the Purdue Education Store under Agricultural Economics under “Land Use” and “Legal Affairs” at:
https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/dept.asp?tmp_dept=Agriculture%20Economics

 “Farmland Lease Law in Indiana” is at: http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-713.pdf  and Indiana Farm Fence Laws at: http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-657.pdf.

He teaches Ag EC-455, Ag Law Besides the Ag Law course, which Gerry initiated in 1981, he also developed “Federal Income Tax Law” in 1983 and taught the course for 13 years and resumed teaching the course in 2011. He also taught the “Estate Planning” course to undergraduates at Purdue. Gerry was the editor and co-founder (1973) the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report—current issue and archived at: http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/paer/.

Gerry is available to assist farmers, landowners and legal and tax professionals weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling: 765-494-4216 or toll free 1-888-398-4636, ask for Gerry at Ext. 44216 — Preferably, contact Gerry by E-mail: harrisog@purdue.edu.

Awards & Honors

(2002) Purdue Ag Dean. Purdue Cooperative Extension Service-Land Use Team.

(2015) Rick Van Horn Service Award. Central Indiana Tennis Assoc.

(2015) Purdue Hands On. Purdue.

(2013) Congratutory Comments. Indiana taxpayers.

(2011) Snow Angel. Mayor West Lafayette.

(2010) Midwest Estate Planning, June 2. Indiana Legal Education Forum.

(2005) Farm Estate Planning. Successful Farming.

(2005) National Recognition in Estate Planning. Dept of Ag Econ.

(2005) Volunteer Tennis Teaching. Greater Lafayette Tennis Assn., Inc.

(2004) Professional Tennis Registry --- Indiana Pro of the Year. Professional Tennis Registry.

Selected Publications

Harrison, G. (2014). Farmland Lease Issues for 2015. 1.

Harrison, G. (2013). Farm Law and Taxes -- with and update on Estate and Business Transfer Planning. Farm Law and Taxes with and update on Estate and Business Transfer Planning, approx. 100.

Harrison, G. (2013). Indiana Inheritance Taxes: Are Now Gone! May 2013 PAER. (13-May), 1. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/paer/pdf/PAER5_2013.pdf

Harrison, G., & Spillers, P. (2012). Indiana Farm Fence Laws. (EC-657), 6. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ec/ec-657.pdf

Harrison, G., & Harrison, G. (2012). Legal Aspects of Indiana Farmland Leases. (EC-713-W), 12. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-713.pdf

Harrison, G. (2012). Understanding Your Estate in Indiana. (EC-519-W), 18. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/EC/EC-519-W.pdf

Estate and Family Business Transfer Planning-Notebook of materials. (in press). None.

Understanding Your Estate in Indiana. (2011). (EC-519), 25.

Estate and Family Business Transfer Planning. (2010). 180 ?

Purdue Ag Econ Report, five issues. (2010). (none), 16 per issue. Retrieved from http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/pubs/paer/

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