ONEONTA, N.Y. — On Wednesday, March 6th from 7pm to 9pm in Oneonta, NY, the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) and SUNY Cobleskill will offer a free legal workshop for farms and food businesses on the important topic of succession planning. The workshop is part of a 2019 Farm and Food Business Incubator Workshop series covering essential topics in business planning and management.
Jim Manning, Senior Program Manager at CADE, notes: “It’s never the wrong time to think about what will happen to your farm or other business when you’re ready to ride off into the sunset. Even when you are first starting out, you need a plan for where you want to go, and you need to make sure you take the first steps to get you there. Will you eventually want to sell the business? Do you hope to pass it on to family members? This session will help you think through and plan proactively for these important decisions.”
Attorney Megan Harris-Pero of Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, PLLC, whose legal practice in Saratoga Springs specializes in estate planning, business planning, and life planning, will lead the session, introducing participants to the legal tools they will need to prepare for future transitions in their business and personal lives.
For more than 25 years, CADE has been working to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises in New York. SUNY Cobleskill is one of the leading agricultural colleges in the Northeast and is the home of new farm and food business incubation facilities including commercial kitchens and licensed dairy and meat processing facilities. (Read more about SUNY Cobleskill and “The Food Campus” here.)
The Farm and Food Business Incubator (FFBI) is a partnership between CADE and SUNY Cobleskill launched in 2016 and is a New York State certified business incubator designated by NYSTAR. The workshop series is part of a unique array of business development services FFBI offers to agribusinesses, farm and food business entrepreneurs, and beginning farmers seeking to develop or expand their operations.
The workshop will be held at CADE’s Oneonta office location at 189 Main Street, 5th Floor, Oneonta, NY 13820.
–Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)
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