Estate Planning

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Free to attend, registration for the Nov. 21 workshop in Harrison is required. See details below. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

Extension Ag Estate, Transition Planning Workshop Scheduled in Harrison

November 14, 2023
Set for Nov. 21, the workshop will feature discussion on tools and strategies to create estate plans while avoiding common mistakes during the process.

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This farm succession webinar features discussion by Lisa Quist, the central regional vice president for Nationwide’s Land As Your Legacy® program, a division of the Nationwide Retirement Institute®.

Family Harmony Through Transition Planning

November 2, 2023
When it comes to transition planning, there is a close relationship between how well a family communicates and the probability of success. This webinar explores ways for families to improve their communication skills for a smoother transition.

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All workshops during Ag SmartMoney Week are free to attend, but registration is encouraged. See details below.

‘Ag SmartMoney Week’ Offers Free Webinars, Workshops for Ag Producers to Improve Management Skills

November 2, 2023
The series will include three in-person workshops and seven webinars covering topics related to risk management, estate and transition planning, land leasing and rental rates, human resources and technology.

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Estate planning goes beyond creating a will and assigning beneficiaries to inherit land after a death — it's also important for farmers and ranchers to consider what medical care they want to receive if a debilitating illness or accident leaves them unable to make decisions.

Are You a Farmer or Rancher Over 18? It’s Time for an Estate Plan

October 12, 2023
Often, the risk of failure for a farm caused by the unexpected death or disability of a young person is much greater than the loss of an older member. In this article, learn more about the key components of creating an estate plan for young producers. 

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Brandon Dirkschneider, managing principal/president with Insurance Design Management (Omaha), certified financial planner and farm succession coordinator, is the featured speaker of a new transition planning webinar, free to the public on CAP. (Photo courtesy Erin Ehnle Brown/realagstock)

Transition Planning Webinar: Ensuring Success on the Family Farm and Ranch

September 1, 2023
Learn how to get the right transition plan in place for your farm or ranch operation with this free webinar, featuring Brandon Dirkschneider of Insurance Design Management.

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More often than not, both sides share a role in and a responsibility for escalation of a situation. Offering an apology allows you to accept your role in the situation and work toward a reconciliation. (Center for Ag Profitability photo)

Can We Be Sorry? Navigating Disagreements on the Farm

August 29, 2023
There can be many roadblocks in reconciling after a fight — learning how to identify and overcome these obstacles is the first step in taking responsibility and improving your relationships with loved ones. 

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Remember: You don’t have to hire the first lawyer you consult. You need to have a lawyer you trust. Consider recommendations from friends, family and other ag professionals in the community, or by searching websites like legalmatch.com or lawyers.com.

Preparing for Farm and Ranch Succession: How You Select a Lawyer

August 10, 2023
Insights on how to prepare for a meeting with an attorney, including questions that can help producers decide who will best represent their family's interests.

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Farmers
Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf outlines what types of conversations should be had around finances during the transition process in this Center for Agricultural Profitability webinar.

Farm Transition: Beginning Conversations About Finances

April 21, 2023
One of the hardest things to do is talk about finances —  in this new webinar, Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf helps farm owners and heir generations learn how to discuss operational finances while planning a succession. 

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