Women in Ag Seminar to address farm transfer and estate planning

Farm Forum

University of Minnesota Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency are hosting a Women in Agriculture Seminar on June 1, 2016 at the Willmar Regional Extension Office (located on the MinnWest Technology Campus, 1802 18th St NE, Willmar, MN 56201). The focus of this quarter’s seminar is farm transfer and estate planning. The day will give attendees the opportunity to learn and network with other women in agriculture in the region. Registration begins at 9:30 am, with the seminar convening from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Primary presenters for the day include Gary Hachfeld, Extension Educator, and Susan Stokes, Attorney with the Farmers’ Legal Action Group, Inc. Gary works in the areas of estate planning, farm transfers, and long-term healthcare planning. He will discuss transferring the farm to the next generation and provide tools and examples to help navigate the process. Susan will speak about ways to identify and work with potential successors.

Registration is required for the conference by Friday, May 27th. Please call or email Mary Jo Fox to RSVP at 320-235-0726, ext 2001 or foxxx055@umn.edu. Cost for the program is $20. Payment can be made the day of the event via cash, check, or credit card.

For more information regarding the seminar, visit: http://z.umn.edu/JuneAgriwomen. For questions, please contact Betty Berning at bberning@umn.edu, Pauline Van Nurden at pvannurd@umn.edu, or Lindsay Mutegi at Lindsay.mutegi@mn.usda.gov.