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Agri Women Helping Launch New, No-Cost, Customized Approach to Farm Transition Planning

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:23:06 CDT

Agri Women Helping Launch New, No-Cost, Customized Approach to Farm Transition Planning Ag Transition Partners, a group of educators and agricultural consultants, is launching a new, no-cost farm transition planning project that includes webinars, on-site or virtual coaching and action plan templates. The projectís multi-layer approach sets it apart from other planning processes, better helping farm families ensure the legacy of their operations.


American Agri-Women, the nationís largest coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is supporting the project, along with Michigan and Minnesota Agri-Women and Wisconsin Women for Agriculture. This project is free for participating farm families and is made possible through a grant from North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center (NCERMEC) and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


According to some studies, an estimated 70% of farms and farmland will transition ownership in the next 20 years and fewer than 50% of farmers have estate plans; less than 70% have named successors; and less than 11% have farm business transition plans in place. The consequences of a failure to plan can be severe.


Farmers can learn more about the process by signing up for a webinar, which will be held at noon Central time on August 18: "Farm Transition: Planning for Success I - Getting Started.Ē American Agri-Women is hosting the webinar. Register for the webinar by clicking here. The webinar ID number is 133-513-027.


The first webinar in this series will outline the process and discuss the blended approach for coaching families. Each family will be coached by a member of the Ag Transition Partners and action plans will be developed using the University of Minnesotaís Ag Transitions online templates.


A recording of the webinar will also be made available by clicking here. There is also a FAQ page- which you can find by clicking on the PDF file link at the bottom of this story.

The second webinar session, "Farm Transition: Planning for Success II - Mapping the Process," will be held on November 17. Registration details will be announced at a later date.


The third session, "Farm Transition: Planning for Success III - Making it Happen," will be on a date to be announced.


Why are Farm Succession and Business Transition Planning Important?


Delayed planning is a complex and challenging problem. If the farm is inherited by multiple heirs, inheritance taxes and other fees may cripple the farm and its new owners. Inadequate farm succession planning may result in heirs becoming owners who are incapable of running the farm business; conflicts may develop among heirs; and the farm may have to be partitioned off to accommodate heirs who want to "cash in" on their share of the business.


These scenarios can be avoided when families learn how to work together as a team, confront difficult issues and decisions and commit to making a decision.




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