This free train-the-trainer workshop will address tough concepts in farm transition and is open to professionals in education, government, or other related fields who work with farmers in succession planning. In-person or virtual option available (pre-registration by October 29 appreciated).
Topics will include various options and strategies for transferring the farm, challenges posed by large farm dissolutions, tools to assist in farm transition, key factors in selecting and working with accountants and attorneys, new resources from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and others, farm family communication strategies, personal and family stressors during farm successions, and various case studies (addressing topics such as entity formation, non-farm owners, sales, and sweat equity valuation).
Instructors and Guest Speakers for the workshop are:
*Lee Hanson, Attorney, Hanson Law Office
*Jim Ostlie, Livestock Development Specialist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
*Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC, Rural Mental Health Specialist, Eyes on the Horizon Consulting
*Jim Molenaar, Farm Business Management Instructor, St. Cloud Technical and Community College
*Megan Roberts, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension
University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota State College and University System are proud to partner to offer farm transition education focused on multi-generation farm businesses. This work is supported by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program Award No. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.