Farmers interested in transferring their farm to the next generation or another buyer will have the opportunity to learn from succession and estate planners at workshops organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Registration is open for workshops at:
Canton: December 4 at CCE St. Lawrence County Learning Farm, 315-379-9192
Burrville: December 5 at Farm Credit East office, 315-376-5270
Chazy: December 12 at Miner Institute, 518-962-4810 x409.
Presenters at the 10:30am to 2:30pm workshops include Farm Credit consultants Dan Galusha and Bill Zweigbaum, Business and Succession Planning Coordinator Dan Welch from NY FarmNet, and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) farm business management specialists, and, at the Canton meeting, attorney Lynn Fountain of Pease and Gustafson LLC.
The workshop agenda will focus on farm transfer considerations and pitfalls, retirement and estate planning options, tax and Medicare considerations, how to establish equity, and respectful listening and discussion in family meetings.
The workshop fee is $50 including lunch and materials and $25 for additional participants from the same farm. CCE organizers encourage both junior and senior generations to attend.
Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.