Books for Your Reading List

Inspiration to move forward with your family’s succession plan  MORE>

Estate Assets to Save (or Sell)

Producers own various farm and non-farm assets. Some are terrific holdings for heirs and shouldn’t be sold. Others are bad for heirs. MORE>

7 Ways to Improve Your Farm’s Succession Plan

Put these tasks on the top of your priority list for 2015. Now is the time to be proactive and purposeful in transitioning your farm operation. MORE>

Set a Transition Timeline

To amplify farm success, gradually pass the baton MORE>

Plan With Purpose

In addition to identifying a ranch’s cattle, a brand is a symbol—a badge of pride, honor and loyalty. MORE>

Latest Succession Planning News

  • Approaching the Finish Line

    5/15/2015 12:44:00 PM
    After six long years of debate, soul searching and stops and starts, the Moes family is hoping to sign final transition plans this summer.
  • Succession Planning Should Be Ongoing 5/8/2015 2:30:00 AM
    It’s time to start on your estate tax and succession planning for the remainder of the year.
  • How to Transition Land 5/7/2015 2:27:00 PM
    Don’t assume your children will figure it out when you’re gone. They likely won’t.
  • 5 Keys to Good Communication 4/17/2015 4:40:00 PM
    Use these tips to create a consistent communication strategy for your family.
  • 7 Guidelines for Grooming Your Successor 4/10/2015 4:40:00 PM
    Keep in mind that young people are not always born entrepreneurs; they need extra training and careful guidance.
  • Is a Dynasty Trust For You? 4/1/2015 2:46:00 AM
    For many years, most states required that any trust had to terminate after a certain number of years.
  • Tribal Culture 4/1/2015 2:28:00 AM
    Surround yourself with smart people, advises WD-40 executive


At these events, you will receive hands-on training from multiple speakers who are experts in succession planning, tax and legal issues. Learn more. 


July 6 in Loveland, Colo.

July 7 in Lexington, Neb.

July 9 in Watertown, S.D.

July 10 in Clear Lake, Iowa

July 22 in Paducah, KY

Nov. 17-18: Legacy Conference in Indianapolis, IN

Dec. 8 in Dallas, Texas

Dec. 9 in Little Rock, Ark. 


See the full 2015 lineup of events


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