Helping producers develop a farm and ranch succession plan is the goal of a two-day workshop at the University of Wyoming in February.
Sessions for the Farm and Ranch Succession Workshop: Developing the Next Generation of Management are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, in Laramie. The sessions are hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and University of Wyoming Extension.
“The workshop is a chance for the two generations of management in an ag operation to get together and talk specifics about what they envision as the future of the ranch and make plans for how they’ll get there,” said Cole Ehmke, a member of the economics department and extension ag entrepreneurship specialist. “There will be sessions on finance, communication, legal issues, organizational structure and more.”
Registration is $35 per farm by Feb. 17 and $50 after. Those interested should register early to be sent a participant packet, said Ehmke.
Events start 9 a.m. Friday, and the last session begins at 7 p.m. Sessions begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m. Saturday. Sessions are in the Senate Chambers room of the Wyoming Union on the UW campus.
Each session will have a brief presentation followed by time for participants to separate into family/business groups and work together as they plan their future business arrangements, said Ehmke.
“It is important that all the players in the transition be present to participate in the planning process,” Ehmke said.
Special guest is professor and extension specialist Norm Dalsted of Colorado State University, who will share his experiences with facilitating transitions.
A detailed program and brochure/registration form are available at http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/succession/.
For more information, contact Ehmke at 307-766-3782 or firstname.lastname@example.org.