Estate Planning

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The new pre-conference workshop on Sept. 20 will offer tools and strategies to develop a transition plan for a farm or ranch operation.

Farm and Ranch Transition Planning Workshop Added to ‘Herd That!’ Conference

August 10, 2022
The pre-conference workshop will offer tools and strategies to develop a transition plan for a farm or ranch operation, including best practices, common mistakes and essential considerations.

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Breaking Through Resistance in Family Business Discussions

July 7, 2022
Learn how to effectively respond to emotions in family business discussions in order to save time, reduce stress and increase cooperation around business matters in this new webinar.

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Farm Succession Planning: Simple Steps

April 8, 2022
This Center for Agricultural Profitability article includes simple steps that can be taken now to get moving on putting together your estate or succession plan.

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Keys to Successful Farm Transition Planning

July 22, 2021
Extension educator Allan Vyhnalek reviews the issues and goals a farm or ranch family should consider while planning a transition in their operation.

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Why Do We Not Have an Estate Plan?

May 7, 2020
For quite a few farmers and ranchers, the thought of retiring is likely not something that they want to consider. So, if I’m not retiring, why would I complete an estate plan?

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Managing a Farm/Ranch Transfer to the Next Generation

August 23, 2019
Successfully getting the next generation to return to the farm and then keeping them on the farm can be accomplished through four stages that can help all the family make a peaceful transition.

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Avoiding Fireworks When Two Generations Manage an Ag Operation

June 26, 2019
Sometimes when a younger generation returns to the farm, shared management can be a difficult transition. The author of this Cornhusker Economics article talked with growers across the state about their concerns and offers recommendations for achieving a smooth integration.

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Ag Estate Planning Workshops this January in West Point and Blair

December 14, 2018
Designed to help anyone thinking about how they should proceed with plans to retire, exit, or transfer the farm or ranch business, these workshops are free but preregistration is required.

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