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Farm Transition and Estate Planning


Mon, Sep 12th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Are you struggling with how to transfer your farm business to the next generation?

University of Minnesota Extension, Houston County and Caledonia Area Community Education are pleased to invite you to attend "Farm Transition and Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy", a practical in-depth workshop

The presenters will be University of Minnesota Ag Business Management Extension Educators Gary Hachfeld and David Bau. This 5-hour workshop covers topics including: farm business transfer strategies; tax issues related to the farm transfer; wills, trusts, power-of-attorney, and long-term care issues; developing a written transfer plan; and treatment of heirs in the transfer process.

Each participant will receive a workbook which includes: all PowerPoint slides discussed during the workshop, participant worksheets to complete the transition and estate planning process, an additional resource section listing internet sites for additional information, a set of 10 detailed farm transition information sheets, and a set of five detailed financial management information sheets.

"Farm Transition and Estate Planning: Create Your Farm Legacy" will be held Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9 AM - 3:30 PM - lunch provided, at the Caledonia Area High School, 825 N. Warrior Ave., Caledonia, MN 55921

To register contact: Caledonia Area Community Education 507-725-5139 or email nancy_runningen@cps.k12.mn.us by September 9th, 2011. Space is limited, so register to attend this valuable workshop! Preregister by September 9th.

Due to generous support from Merchants Bank, Bank of the West, and Rippe, Hammell and Murphy, all of Caledonia, there will be no participant fee.



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Options for managing your woodland

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

A series of Woodland Field Days have been scheduled around Minnesota. On Saturday, September 10, a Southeast Woodland Tour will be held at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.

These field days are for family forest owners. The field da ..... 
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2nd Ag in Motion trip = Huge Success!

Mon, Sep 5th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Several Fillmore Central students joined others from Southern Minnesota on a charter bus June 20-24 taking part in the 2nd annual Ag In Motion Class. 26 students from 8 schools took part in this trip from the following school districts: Glenville-Em ..... 
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FFA swine proficiency finalist, Molly Frank, part of pork tour

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Regional FFA Swine Proficiency finalists took part in a Minnesota Pork Board hosted Swine Industry Study tour earlier this summer. The tour stops included Newport Laboratories, Worthington; Chandler Feed and Grain, Chandler; Pipestone Systems, Pipes ..... 
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Corn tasseling triggers thoughts of harvest

Fri, Aug 26th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

It has become pretty much a standard that during the Fillmore County Fair we see corn tasselling. By the time we reach the Houston County Fair, serious thoughts have turned to corn silage harvest. Over the years, I have quoted Joe Lauer, Corn Agron ..... 
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Crop field school

Fri, Aug 19th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

This past week I spent two days at a Crop Field School at the Southern Research and Outreach Center near Waseca. It was a great refresher course covering weeds, insects, and so ..... 
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Organic certification cost share program now accepting applications

Tue, Aug 16th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota organic farmers and processors can now apply for a rebate of up to 75 percent of the cost of organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for the Minnesota Organic Cost Sha ..... 
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Alfalfa/corn growers needed for on-farm nitrogen management study

Mon, Aug 15th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

Extension Notes

By Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston counties

Extension Agronomist Jeff Coulter, Research Assistant Matt Yost, and USDA-ARS Researcher Michael Russelle are looking for plot sites for a On-Farm Nitr ..... 
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Forestry field day August 16 near Chatfield

Fri, Jul 29th, 2011
Posted in Agriculture

On August 16, 2011, the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a field day to explore forestry practices and features along the Lost Creek Hiking Trail. Those attending the field day will see various forestry practices and hav ..... 
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