ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Minnesota State College and University System and University of Minnesota Extension are partnering to offer a two-day farm transition and estate planning retreat for farm families. A past participant of this program said that the retreat format is “a wonderful opportunity for families to help start the conversation needed to transition farm operations.”
The retreat runs from 4 – 8 pm on Friday, March 8 and 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday, March 9 at Rochester Community and Technical College. This retreat is designed to be attended by both the entering generation and retiring generation involved in a farm. Minnesota State Farm Business Management Instructor, Jim Molenaar, and UMN Extension Educator, Megan Roberts, will cover important farm transition topics including goal setting, family communication, and estate planning essentials.
To register for the event, call 320-221-0219 to speak with Judy Barka with Minnesota State’s AgCentric. Advanced registration is requested and the fee is $100 per farm family (up to five participants). Fees increase to $200 for individual registration. Registration fee scholarships from Minnesota Dairy Initiative available for dairy farm families. For more information on farm transition or to register for events online visit, z.umn.edu/farmtransition.
— Megan Roberts, University of Minnesota Extension Educator
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