SGF's Farm and Ranch Succession School
December 5 - 6, 2019
- Are you in turmoil about what will happen to your farm when you're gone?
- Do you wish your parents would tell you what they're thinking?
- Can you trust your child with the farm?
- Does Dad let you spread your wings?
- Can your farm support two generations right now?
These thorny qustions all revolve around succession and family farm legacy.
At The Stockman Grass Farmer we want to help farm families succeed in the hardest arena: generational transition.
At this school, we will cover:
- How to make the farm operations attractive to the next generation.
- How to communicate with integrity and openness, developing trust.
- Estate transfer techniques.
- Leveraging and affirming everyone's gifts and talents.
- Assigning authority and rewarding responsibility.
- The difference between equality and fairness.
Nothing can faciltate productive cows, grass and marketing like knowing your farm's future is secure. Investing in this school builds stability for tomorrow.
For your greatest benefit and in order to encourage honesty, we are asking a representative from both generations to attend and have priced it accordingly, even better to have four or more!
- $1,800 - 2 people
- $2.400 - 3 people
- $2,800 - 4 people
- $1,000 - 1 person (first generation with young children)
Todd Macfarlane, an attorney with many years of farm and ranch succession sessions under his belt: the good, the bad, and the ugly. He works in business and estate planning and farms in Utah. His personal history includes family breakdowns and restarts.
Dan James of James Ranch Artisan Cheese in Durango, Colorado. One of five siblings, four of whom operate their own independent agricultural entrprises involving the family ranch, he represents the new generation from an outfit that has transitioned harmoniously.
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, which currently has four generations living and working on the farm in Swoope, Virginia. His parents transitioed the farm to him and his wife, Teresa, and now their son and wife, Daniel and Sheri, officially manage day-to-day operations. Joel is also editor of SGF.
A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100 per person attending will secure your space. Lodging and most meals are not provided.
Reserve your space today on the SGF website or by calling SGF at 1-800-748-9808. If enrolling online, be sure to list the names and relationships of the people attending in "Comments" when you check out. The drop down list for payment options is composed of 12 choices, be sure to select the correct one.