2018-02-15 / Local & State

Farm Succession And Transition Workshop Set

PA Farm Link, in partnership with AgChoice Farm Credit, will hold a Farm Succession and Transition workshop in Chambersburg, on Thursday March 8, 2018, at Chambersburg Mennonite Church from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Professionals in the agricultural industry will be providing valuable information to farm business owners who want to ensure the farm is transitioned to the next generation.

This workshop, presented by PA Farm Link, a nonprofit dedicated to “Linking Farmers to the Future,” will provide information on various aspects of creating a farm business suc- cession/ transition plan. Often farm families discuss passing the farm business to the next generation, but get “stuck” on how to proceed. This workshop will help families work through some of the myths and stumbling blocks of moving forward with a farm succession and transition plan.

Speakers & topics include:

9:50 a.m. – Planning for Successful Management Transition & Financial Considerations, Matt Meals.

AgChoice Farm Credit, ag business consultant

10:50 a.m. – Available Financial Options, Kyle Heffner – PA Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Development

Analyst

11:05 a.m. – Farm Family Communication, Darlene Livingston – PA Farm Link Executive Director

11:50 a.m. – PA Farmland Preservation Program & Resource Center, Doug Wolfgang— PA Dept. of

Agriculture, bureau director of Farmland Preservation &

John Howard – PA Dept. of Agriculture, assistant counsel

1 p.m.--Legal, Business and Tax Considerations, Attorney Jennifer Denchak Wetzel – Mette,Evans & Woodside, Harrisburg.

2:15 p.m. – What If? Preparing for the Unexpected on the Family Farm, Michelle Kirk – PA Farm Link

Eastern PA representative

Registration is required and may be completed online at www.pafarmlink.org or by calling 717-705-2121. Workshop fee is $15/person and a discount is provided for two or more participants from the same operation. A copy of “Planning the Future of Your Farm” Pennsylvania Edition (a $10.60 value) and lunch will be provided for all registrants. Registration is open now until March 5.

For more information, please visit www.pafarmlink.org or call 717-705-2121.

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