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Don’t Lose the Family Farm Through Procrastination

Don’t Lose the Family Farm Through Procrastination

The time and legal fees saved today by ignoring estate planning will ultimately be costly in exponentially increased legal fees incurred by heirs. Feuds, destroyed relationships, and the loss of the farm through divorce or a forced sale can also occur. Read about how estate planning today can help to avoid these consequences.

Top Producer Summit / Farm Journal Legacy Project 2020 Conference Only 3 Weeks Away! 

This year’s Top Producer Summit will be held at the Chicago Hilton beginning on January 28, 2019 and continuing through January 30, 2019.  As part of the conference, the Farm Journal Legacy Project – Drive 2020:  All Systems Go – will be held on January 28, 2019, and will feature a day-long series of presentations on Succession Planning, including building a succession plan, tax strategies, answers to challenging questions, employment and ownership policies, prenups, postnups, buy-sell agreements, and setting the stage for transition. 

Protecting Farming Assets: Estate Taxes are Not Your Biggest Risk

At one time, a top concern for many farm owners was how to prevent losing the family farm to pay estate taxes upon the death of the owner.  Today, with the higher than ever federal estate tax exemption, losing the farm as a result of estate taxes is usually not the biggest concern for keeping the farm in the family. Instead, divorce, potential lawsuits, and other events pose a much bigger risk. Learn about estate planning techniques that can be used to protect family farms.

REMINDER – 2017 Executive Women in Agriculture Conference – Secure Your Tickets by November 15, 2017 at the Early Bird Rate

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 – Friday, December 1, 2017  Palmer House Hilton Chicago Hotel 17 East Monroe Street Chicago, Illinois 60603   THE Conference for Today’s Professional Agribusiness Woman Recently I wrote about the dynamic conference being held in Chicago by The Executive Women in Agriculture (EWA).  I am honored to be speaking twice at this event on Thursday, November 30 – at 9:00 a.m. on “Practical Tips and Strategies for Your Farm’s Succession Plan,” and again at 4 on “Estate Tax Overview: Disinherit the IRS with Planning and Philanthropy.” As a reminder, the early bird registration rate for this conference of only $280 expires this week, on November 15, 2017. Thereafter, the registration rate increases to $355. A Student Rate is also offered for $195 (enter “student” when registering), and an Agribusiness Rate is may be available for your organization to send multiple attendees. More information about the conference and agenda can be seen here.  I look forward to seeing you in Chicago at...