Cornell CALS

Succession Planning Kickoff Seminar for Farm Businesses

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About the course

The 2nd annual conference will focus on addressing the challenges surrounding succession planning for farm businesses, including tax, legal and estate implications, family communication, and financial issues. Speakers will include Steve Walker, Esq., Erica Leubner, MSW, of NY FarmNet, and John Lehr of Farm Credit East. In addition, a diverse panel of producers will share their experiences around business transition. Following the program, producers will be able to sign up for a three part follow up workshop series, which will focus on helping the farm prepare to move forward with their transition planning process.

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration
    • Trade show open
  • 9:00 a.m. Introduction
    • Anna Richards, PRO-DAIRY
  • 9:15 a.m. Finance and Cash Flow Considerations
    • John Lehr, Farm Credit East
  • 10:15 a.m. Break
    • Trade show open
  • 10:45 a.m. Legal Issues in Estate and Succession Planning
    • Steve Walker, Esq.
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch
    • Trade show open
  • 1:00 p.m. Family Business Communication
    • Erica Leubner, NY FarmNet
  • 2:00 p.m. Producer Panel
  • 3:00 p.m. Networking and Trade Show
  • 4:00 p.m. Adjourn

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