Published on 06/12/12

Farm estate planning workshop set

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.

Pre-registration required

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.

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