There is still time to register for the Transitioning Your Farm: The Positives of Passing it On workshops set for December.
Nationally known speaker Jolene Brown and a panel of experts will present four, daylong workshops on how farm families can create and grow a business worthy of transitioning.
“In this workshop we’re going to get away from all the horror stories of all those broken families,” Brown said. “I want to take them to those who have succeeded in both creating and then transitioning a legacy business.”
The workshops, being held in Grand Forks, N.D., Fergus Falls, Marshall and North Mankato, will offer attendees 10 action steps to do the day of the workshop to begin the preparation to transition their farm, as well as take home tools to continue the process.
Brown said a common theme she hears from people is that when they die, they want all of their kids to get along and all of them to be happy.
“If you want that to happen, you’ve got a heck of a lot of work to do right now,” Brown said. “Let’s find out what it takes to truly transition the business, because if you want to honor the family, you had better do the business right. If not, at the end of the day you may have neither family nor business.”
Farm families and family members of all ages who want to learn more about transitioning their operations are encouraged to attend.
All meetings include lunch/dinner. Workshops are free to MSGA members; $50 per farm family for non-MSGA members at the door. Call 888-896-9678 or sign-up below to register. Pre-registration is encouraged as seating is limited at some venues. Click here to register for one of the four events.