Conference offers beginning farmers, ranchers business succession information

Cole Ehmke

Information to help beginning farmers and ranchers acquire land from retiring agricultural producers is being offered during a conference in Riverton hosted by the Rural Law Center in the University of Wyoming College of Law.

The free event is 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Intertribal Center at Central Wyoming College. Lunch is provided. One-on-one advising sessions with guest speakers are available after the conference.

Information about the legal, financial and human issues related to estate and transition planning will be provided, said organizers.

“Succession can be a tricky area for ag businesses,” said Cole Ehmke, UW Extension ag entrepreneurship and personal financial management specialist and a conference presenter. “The conference aims to increase the odds of success.”

In addition to Ehmke, featured speakers are Jim Magagna, executive vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association; Josh Johnson, ANB Bank; Jenna Keller, Keller Law, LLC; and Frank Kelly, Mountain West Farm Bureau.

Registration is requested by going to bit.ly/UWfarmandranch and to view the conference schedule.

Contact Christine Reed in the UW College of Law at 307-766-6562 or at christine.reed@uwyo.edu for more information.