Conservation Corner: Passing on the Farm

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Those who would like to see their farm transfer to the next generation but feel they may need it to live on and simply don’t know where to start to address this complicated issue should consider attending Passing on the Farm, a project succession workshop as a first step.


Discussions will include looking at financial transfer options as well as planning for future needs. Several take-home resources will be provided to assist with planning.


Events will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:


• Feb. 21, at Hoss’s Restaurant, 9016 William Penn Highway, Huntingdon


• Feb. 28, at Bennoco’s Restaurant, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin


• March 8, at Kings Restaurant, 206 Wilson Road, Bentleyville


Sean Reading, a certified financial planner, will speak on “Farm Transfer Avenues from a Financial Perspective,” answering questions and offering free private consultation. “Planning for the Future” will focus on planning for the later years of life.


Darlene Livingston, executive director of Pennsylvania Farm Link and certified international farm succession coordinator, will offer resources to help make the process easier. Attendees will receive an AgTransitions workbook from the University of Minnesota’s successful transition program, as well as several other valuable take-home reference materials to assist with planning.


Free individual farm succession facilitator follow up will be offered to those attending the event.


For more information about the program or to register, call Pennsylvania Farm Link at 717-705-2121 or email c-daliving@pa.gov. Information and registration deadlines also are available at www.PaFarmLink.org.


The registration fee for this event is $12 a person or $20 for a couple and includes lunch. Registration is required.


Funding for this project was provided by the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA/RMA and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.


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