2014 Estate, Succession and Transition Workshops

— Written By Shawn Senter

2014 Estate, Succession and Transition Workshops

 January 24, 2014 Guilford Co Ag Center

Sponsors in North Carolina:  N.C. Cooperative Extension, Ag Carolina Farm Credit, Cape Fear Farm Credit, Carolina Farm Credit.

Funding:  Grant support from USDA/RMA and funding made available from the respective Farm Credit Associations within their respective trade territory.

The vision for this and other workshops held across the state, is to move to the “next level” as farm business owners and landowners consider their estate plans. The focus of these workshops is focusing on a process with which to identify goals and possible obstacles in the succession/transition to the next generation of family assets.


January 15, 2014:  Statesville, NC at the Iredell County Extension Office
Contact 704-873-0507 to register your attendance.

January 22, 2014:  Keanansville, NC at the Duplin County Extension Office.
Contact 910-296-2143 to register your attendance.

 January 24, 2014:  Greensboro, NC at the Guilford County Extension Office.
Contact 336-375-5876 to register your attendance.

 January 31, 2014:  Vernon James Research Center
Contact 252-793-2163 to register your attendance.

Brief Agenda:
– Case Study of a farm operation to develop options with Estate/Succession/ Transition Challenges

– Keynote discussing the legal options to address goals of “real” farm families (composite driven scenario)

– Avoiding a “classic mistake” when a successor joins the business

– Using a family meeting to communicate goals and strategies

– Update the “tax numbers” and using the tax code to assist in meeting family goals

– Financial tools that may be part of your plan

Funding provided in part by USDA Risk Management Agency through a grant.

 8:30 to 9:00 Registration

9:00 to Noon – Speaker Presentations

~Noon – Catered Lunch

~ 12:45 to 3:45 Speaker Presentations

~ 3:45 Adjourn

This will be a really good workshop with the goal to be a “next step, in-depth look” of transition topics that factor to succession planning beyond introductory/motivational work of the past several Extension Estate Programs.

To register your attendance on January 24, 2014 for the one held in Greensboro at the Guilford County Extension Office, please call 336-375-5876 by January 22 to reserve your place. There is no registration fee to attend this event.