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Estate and farm transition planning workshops in Reno

Posted 2/1/2012

Extension helping agriculture producers turn operations over to successors

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Utah State University Extension are co-sponsoring a four-day workshop titled "Estate and Farm Transition Planning" Feb. 14-15 and March 12-13 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East Second St.

Workshops are intended for owners, operators and successors of farming and ranching operations who are planning to transition their operation to successors. Attendees will develop a business succession plan over the four-day workshop. Instructors are faculty of USU Extension, University of Nevada Extension, the Beginning Farmer Center at Iowa State University, as well as local attorneys and mediators.

Workshop topics include retirement planning, communication building, exploring motivations, resolving family conflicts, identifying priorities, goal setting, estate planning and multiple generation strategic business planning.

Kynda Curtis, USU Extension agricultural marketing specialist and workshop organizer, said the workshop will provide farming families the opportunity to explore options and processes for transitioning their farm or ranch to the next generation or other successor.

"This workshop provides the setting, instructors and resources to stimulate conversations farm families should have when considering a multiple-generation farm business," she said.

Registration cost is $290 per farm or ranch operation for up to four people and $50 for each additional person. Breakfast, lunch, breaks and all materials are included for the four-day workshop.

Funding for the workshop is provided by the USDA-Risk Management Agency, USU Extension and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

For additional information, contact Curtis at kynda.curtis@usu.edu or at 435-797-0444. Additional information and registration forms are available at http://apecextension.usu.edu/htm/farmtransitionworkshop. Registration can be mailed to Kynda Curtis, Department of Applied Economics, Utah State University, 3530 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-3530.

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