Farm & Ranch Succession Conferences Planned Across the State
The transfer of ownership, management and leadership from one       generation to another is an important issue for farms, ranches and rural communities across Kansas. This winter, K-State Research & Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services will offer one-day succession conferences designed to educate and support families as they prepare for the future of the enterprise.
The conferences will take place at five sites around the state and bring together a network of K-State Research & Extension professionals      offering comprehensive insights for families transferring their farm or ranch. Each one-day conference will begin at 9:00 am and includes an overview of the succession planning process; developing a vision,     mission and goals for the operation; family dynamics and                    communication; financial planning; legal issues and power transfer. Cost at each location is $60 for the first family member and $40 per person for each additional member.
Beyond the conferences, succession tools will be accessible online in the form of videos and other electronic sources. Trained facilitators will also be available to guide families through the succession planning process.
Conference dates are:
Monday, January 5 at Allen Community College, Iola
Saturday, January 10 at Pratt Community College, Pratt
Friday, January 16 at Kansas Farm Bureau Plaza, Manhattan
Saturday, January 17 at Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia
Tuesday March 17 at the Agricultural Research Center, Hays
Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Award Number 2012-49200-20032. Additional partners include:  Frontier Farm Credit, Kansas Bankers Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Farm Management Association, Kansas Farmers Union and the USDA Farm Service Agency.
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