Are you concerned about protecting your family farm’s legacy? Planning for your farm’s future, or succession planning, is more than just creating a will. If you want to transfer your farm to the next generation, they’ll need the right leadership and business management skills to ensure financial security. Now you can learn more about how to successfully transition your farm and protect your legacy at the ASA Succession Planning Workshops.
Registration for the workshops opens today. The American Soybean Association (ASA), in partnership with eLegacyConnect, will hold a series of six regional succession planning workshops to help farmers in this process. The Succession Planning Workshops, titled “Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning” are sponsored by Farm Credit, AGCO, Illinois Soybean Association, Kentucky Soybean Association Michigan Soybean Association and the Ohio Soybean Association.
Each workshop begins at 9 a.m. and concludes by 3 p.m. Lunch is provided. Following are the workshop dates, locations and registration information:
2014 Workshop Dates and Locations
- June 24 Memphis, Tenn. The University of Memphis/University Center Ballroom A-B
- June 26 Paducah, Ky. Julian Carroll Convention Center
- July 30 Sioux Falls, S.D. Sioux Falls Convention Center
- Aug. 19 Columbus, Ohio Renaissance Columbus Downtown
- Aug. 21 Fort Wayne, Ind. The Landmark Centre
- Dec. 4 Moline, Ill. Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
Register online by clicking here and selecting the location you want to attend. There is a minimal registration fee for each attendee. ASA members are $50 for first registrant and $30 for each additional family member/guest. Non-ASA members are $90 for first attendee and $70 for each additional family member/guest.
“ASA is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the livelihoods of soybean producers. Today’s tax laws and regulatory landscape are making it harder to keep the farm in the family,” said Bob Worth, ASA membership and corporate relations chairman. “Succession planning is a watershed issue facing all soybean producers and these workshops will provide soybean producers with the basics in getting a succession plan started.”
The workshops are taught by Kevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design. Legacy by Design is a firm dedicated to succession planning for farm families and agribusiness owners. Over the last 10 years, he’s spearheaded initiatives to improve the way farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners engage in the succession planning process.
For more information about these workshops visit the ASA website.