News  |  January 17, 2024

2024 Multi-Generational Farm Transition Retreat: Planning for the Future of Agriculture

Winter 2024 marks an invaluable opportunity for farming families seeking to ensure a seamless transition and secure the future of their agricultural legacies. The Multi-Generational Farm Transition Retreat, spearheaded by Jim Molenaar from St. Cloud Technical and Community College ([email protected]), Susanne Hinrichs ([email protected]), and Nathan Hulinsky ([email protected]) from the University of Minnesota Extension, aims to provide hands-on planning and in-depth discussions on farm transition strategies.

This unique retreat invites all generations actively involved in farm operations, including spouses, partners, and other pertinent stakeholders, to participate together. The retreat offers flexibility in location selection, encouraging families to choose the most convenient venue for their participation.

Three distinct sessions are scheduled across different locations across Minnesota:

  • Mankato: Friday, February 23, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturday, February 24, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm – More Information
  • St. Cloud: Friday, March 8, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturday, March 9, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm – More Information
  • Crookston: Friday, March 22, from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, and Saturday, March 23, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm – More Information

These sessions will delve into crucial conversations encompassing family and business goals, delineating job responsibilities, assessing the financial needs of farms and families, understanding inheritance considerations, and exploring the mechanisms of transfer.

Participants will receive detailed address and meeting information upon registration confirmation. Registration for this highly beneficial event is available here: Registration, and comes at no cost to attendees.

Additionally, for those seeking educational resources on farm transition and estate planning, a wealth of information can be found at

For inquiries or further information, feel free to reach out to Nathan Hulinsky at [email protected] or call 320-203-6104. Jim Molenaar is also available for one-on-one consultations; interested individuals can contact him directly at [email protected].

This retreat promises to equip farming families with the insights and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of farm transitions and estate planning. Secure your place today and take a proactive step towards safeguarding the future of your agricultural legacy.