For many families the farm is their family heritage. However, transferring the farming enterprise from one generation to the next or from one owner to another can be complicated, time-consuming and emotional. An up-coming workshop will help.
There are ways to organize the process of decision-making that protect farm productivity and preserve family relationships.
June 26 in Thomson, Ga.
Through a grant from the USDA Risk Management Agency, several partners are joining forces to present information on farm and estate planning on June 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Best Western White Columns Inn in Thomson, Ga.
Presenters will include William F. Hammond, an attorney specializing in tax and estate planning; John Sunday of the Georgia Forestry Commission; Frank Malcolm, a CLU financial planner; and Keith Kightlinger, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension economist. The speakers will cover topics like the attorney’s role, practical tax considerations, forest legacy/conservation easements, long-term health care and the importance of farm records. Each speaker will take questions following his presentation, and the day will conclude with a panel discussion.
Partners in the workshop are Central Savannah River RC&D, UGA Extension, the Georgia Forestry Commission and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Pre-registration is required by June 19. For more information about the workshop or to register, contact the Wilkes County Extension office at (706) 678-2332.