Did you ever wonder if you’re doing everything right when it comes to passing your family farm to future generations?
Most farmers aren’t. Research shows they fail to keep their families and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time.
Next month, some of the most experienced advisors in the business will help farm families beat these odds by offering real-world tips and techniques on developing smart succession plans for farms of all types and sizes at the Farm Journal Legacy Conference, Nov. 17-18 in Indianapolis, Ind.
“Whether your operation is thousands of acres or a few hundred, passing your farm to the next generation all comes down to planning and preparation,” says Johnne Syverson, a family business consultant with Transition Point Business Advisors in West Des Moines, Iowa, and a speaker at the two-day conference.
Participants will take home a wealth of actionable tips from some of the most experienced professionals advising family farms today, including:
- Texas A&M Professor Danny Klinefelter, a nationally known expert on family-farm management
- Attorney Polly Dobbs, who specializes in estate planning and is part of a seven-generation farming operation
- CPA Paul Neiffer, who has helped farm families across the country with tax planning
- Negotiation Expert Carolyn Rodenberg, who has counseled farm families through conflicts during the planning process for decades
- Financial Advisor and Business Family Consultant Johnne Syverson, who teaches families how to pass on their values to future generations
- Idaho Farmer Dick Wittman, who has helped farm families navigate management issues particular to farm-family operations
Farm Journal Legacy Conference
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 17-18
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport
2601 S. High School Road, 46241
Learn more and register at www.FarmJournalLegacyProject.com or by calling 877-482-7203.
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About Farm Journal Media
Farm Journal Media is the nation’s prominent agricultural media company. Its magazines are the 138-year-old flagship Farm Journal, Top Producer, Beef Today, Dairy Today and Implement & Tractor. The company’s broadcast division produces and distributes two national television programs, “AgDay” and “U.S. Farm Report”, and three daily radio programs, “AgriTalk”, “American Countryside” and “Market Rally.” In 2014, the company introduced My Farm Radio, 24/7 digital mobile radio channel. The company produces the industry-leading web portal AgWeb.com and dominates mobile communication through “Farm Journal Mobile,” including Commodity Update. Farm Journal provides a national peer-to-peer advisory program for executive farmers and ranchers called Top Producer Executive Network™ and publishes ProFarmer and LandOwner newsletters. In 2013, the company launched Machinery Pete, LLC and hosts more than 70 live events each year. Farm Journal compiles and licenses detailed producer/industry data through its FarmReach database and in 2011, the company established The Farm Journal Foundation along with its “Farmers Feeding the World” initiative dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.