The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension will host a workshop at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W Walworth St., Elkhorn, providing information and resources on farm succession and estate planning. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, and will run from 9:30 a.m. to – 2:30 p.m. Participants will have an opportunity to meet individually with speakers, including an attorney and a tax specialist to ask specific questions about their farms.
Having intentional conversations around farm succession and developing future plans for the farm provides a better chance of transition success. Even if the owner generation is planning to be a part of the management for 10+ years from now, starting early can help the process go more smoothly. It provides the succession generation time to develop their management skills and provides the farm time to build or increase its financial stability to include another generation.
Registration is $20 per person and includes lunch, refreshments, speakers and workshop materials. For more information on these workshops go to https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/programs/cultivating/. To register for this program contact Extension Walworth County at 262-741-4963 or Jim.Versweyveld@wisc.edu