Events  |  July 26, 2018

Farm Transition and Estate Planning Retreat


Farm Transition and Estate Planning Retreat Planned for Jackson, MN

Jackson, Minn. (7/26/2018)— Minnesota State College and University System’s AgCentric and Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension, will present a two-day farm transition and estate planning retreat for farm families.

The retreat will begin at 4 pm on Friday, September 7 and conclude at 4 pm on Saturday, September 8 at the Minnesota West Community & Technical College’s Multi-Purpose Room in Jackson. This retreat is designed to be attended together by both the entering generation and retiring generation involved in a farm. Minnesota State Farm Business Management Instructor, Jim Molenaar, and UMN Extension Educator, Megan Roberts, will cover important farm transition topics including goal setting, family communication, and estate planning essentials.

A past participant of this program said that the retreat format is “a wonderful opportunity for families to help start the conversation needed to transition farm operations.”

To register for the event, please visit visit  or call 320-221-0219 to speak with Judy Barka with AgCentric. Registration is requested by August 20th and the fee is $200 per farm family (up to five participants). Fees increase to $300 for individual registration. For more educational information on farm transition visit,