Farm Transition and Estate Planning Retreat Planned for Willmar, Crookston, and Rochester
Minnesota State College and University System’s AgCentric and Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension, will present a two-day farm transition and estate planning retreat for farm families.
The retreat will begin at 4 pm on Friday, and conclude at 4 pm on Saturday, at each of the locations. This retreat is designed to be attended together by both the entering generation and retiring generation involved in a farm. Minnesota State Farm Business Management Instructor, Jim Molenaar, and UMN Extension Educator, Megan Roberts, will cover important farm transition topics including goal setting, family communication, and estate planning essentials. To see the flyer for the workshops click this link Estate planning brochure
A past participant of this program said that the retreat format is “a wonderful opportunity for families to help start the conversation needed to transition farm operations.”
To register for the event, please visit visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-business-succession-estate-planning-tickets-52712140431 or call 320-221-0219 to speak with Judy Barka with AgCentric. Registration is requested by February 15th and the fee is $100 per farm family (up to five participants). Fees increase to $200 for individual registration.
Farm Business Management Workshops
There will also be one day workshops as an introductory workshop and will feature information on farm goal setting, family communication, business structure, mechanics for inheritance and transition. Participants will also learn about the Farm Business Management Program and SCORE mentoring.
One day workshops will be held from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on the following dates and locations:
Lamberton – Tuesday January 15
UMN Southwest Research & Outreach Center
Madison – Wednesday January 16
County Courthouse Multipurpose room
Goodhue – Tuesday January 22
AgPartners 101 Broadway Ave, Goodhue
Austin – Tuesday January 29
West Building,Riverland Comm College
Winthrop – Tuesday February 5
Hahn’s Fining & Lounge
Hinckley – Tuesday February 19
Floodwood – Wednesday February 20
City Hall Meeting Room
Faribault – Thursday March 7
South Central College, Room A105 Faribault Campus
St. Cloud – Tuesday March 12
St. Cloud Tech College, Door 4
Alexandria – Wednesday March 13
Alexandria Tech College, Room 209/211
Thief River Falls – Tuesday March 26
Northland Comm & Tech College, Room 203 (West Entrance)
Detroit Lakes – Tuesday March 27
Minnesota State Comm & Tech College, Room C103
To register for one of these workshops please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farm-transition-day-workshops
For more educational information, visit our page on farm transition.