Advanced Topics in Farm Succession - A Train-the-Trainer Workshop - November 2, 2021
St. Cloud Technical and Community College, Customized Training Building
1215 15th St N, St Cloud, MN 56303
November 2nd, 9am to 3pm

Join us for this train-the-trainer workshop covering tough topics in farm transition. In this six-hour session, we will address various options and strategies for transferring the farm, challenges posed by large farm dissolutions, tools to assist in farm transition, key factors in selecting and working with accountants and attorneys, new resources from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and others, farm family communication strategies, personal and family stressors during farm successions, and various case studies (addressing topics such as entity formation, non-farm owners, sales, and sweat equity valuation). This workshop is designed for professionals in education, government, or other related fields that work with farms in succession planning.

Attend in person at St. Cloud Tech and Community College or join live via a zoom link (link will be shared with you via the email you provide at registration the week of the workshop)

Instructors and Guest Speakers for the workshop are:
*Lee Hanson, Attorney, Hanson Law Office
*Jim Ostlie, Livestock Development Specialist, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
*Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC, Rural Mental Health Specialist, Eyes on the Horizon Consulting
*Jim Molenaar, Farm Business Management Instructor, St. Cloud Technical and Community College
*Megan Roberts, Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

For registration questions, please contact Megan Roberts at 320-290-3872 or via email at

This workshop is co-hosted by University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota State College and University System. We are proud to partner to offer hands-on farm transition education focused on multi-generation farm businesses. This work is supported by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program Award No. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. We thank them for their generous support.
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Please note: SCTCC implemented masking requirements effective Monday, Aug. 2, 2021 at the direction of Minnesota State and guidance from the CDC and Minnesota Dept. of Health. As of the time of scheduling this event, these rules are still in place at SCTCC. Please plan to wear a mask and maintain physical distance of at least three feet during this workshop to comply with the guidelines of our meeting facility.
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