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Monday, May 1, 2017

Women in Agriculture Network Announces June Event

Betty Berning, Extension Educator

The June Women in Agriculture Network (WAGN) seminar will be a farm transition and estate planning workshop entitled, “Where Do I Begin?”   

The event will be June 6, 2017 at the Halstad Legion Recreation Center (580 2ndAve. West, Halstad, MN 56548).  Registration is at 9AM with the program running from 9:30AM-3:30PM.  The fee is $20, which covers the cost of lunch.  Payment can be made the day of event.

"Many farm families struggle with beginning the process of transitioning the family business to the next generation,” shares Gary Hachfeld, Extension Educator. “The process takes communication, trust, and respect as a foundation to begin the task. The ‘Farm Business Transition: Where Do I Begin?’ program addresses many of these items. Program participants will be introduced to ideas, concepts, and tools they can use to help them get started with the process."

Participants will learn about different communications styles; transferring labor, income, management, and assets; retirement considerations for the senior generation; assessing an operation’s financial viability; and goal-setting.  Through fun, hands on exercises, families will learn how to apply these concepts to their farm and begin their own transition and succession plan.

To register, please visit:  http://z.umn.edu/junewagn.

To learn more about Women in Ag Network or this event, please visit:  http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/business/women-in-ag/.

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