Farm Succession Workshop

Plan Today for the Future of Your Farm Business
By Lisa Kempisty, Community Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County
JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (December 5, 2016) – Who will own and operate your farm or other agricultural business in the future? To help business owners plan for the future, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program is pleased to announce a Farm Succession Workshop for all agricultural businesses. This program will provide agricultural business owners and their family members with information on communication and farm business transfer. This educational program will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 11 am - 3 pm at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3524 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY.

This workshop will be presented by Daniel Welch, Business and Succession Planning Coordinator, NY FarmNet, Ithaca, NY – Succession Planning Steps and Family Communication Considerations for Business Transfer and Steven Walker, Attorney with the Syracuse based firm of Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, McGough & King, P.C. – Options for Transferring the Farm Business, and Estate and Retirement Planning. Both speakers have much experience working with agricultural producers and family members, and will help answer many of your questions at the workshop.

Participants in the workshop will also have the opportunity to schedule a future appointment with Attorney Steven Walker for further personal farm succession planning.

For more information or to register for this Farm Succession Workshop, please contact Lisa Kempisty, Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator at 716-664-9502 Ext. 203 or Registration is required by December 9th and should include names of all planning to attend. The fee for this workshop includes the program and a catered lunch for the cost of $12 per person, payable at the door.

The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated December 6, 2016