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Estate Planning Workshops for Farmers and Landowners

Estate Planning Workshops for Farmers and Landowners

AUBURN, Ala. – Farmers and landowners often have a lot of questions when they consider how to deal with land as they begin the estate planning process.

Who will manage the land and pay the taxes? Will children get along after the death of a parent? How can parents ensure that farming children have use of the land? These are just a few of the questions that can arise. Alabama Extension is hosting a workshop to assist farmers and landowners make better informed choices as they make plans to transfer the family farm to the next generation.

Alabama Extension will host a series of workshops this summer to help farmers and landowners tackle those questions and issues. Workshops will be held in 17 locations across the state during June and July.  Most workshops will start at 6:15 p.m. and finish around 9 p.m. The Montgomery County session, slated for June 2, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each workshop is limited to  24 individuals to allow for discussion during the program.

Topics include succession planning, problems when there is no estate plan; basic documents in an estate plan; issues specific to landowners and problems with joint management.

Dr. Robert Tufts, an Alabama Extension farm management specialist, will conduct each workshop.  Tufts, who is an attorney, teaches Extension classes and workshops on estate planning. business entities, property law, timber tax and agricultural law and taxes.

For a full schedule of the workshops or to register for a workshop, visit Alabama Extension at www.aces.edu/estate-planning-for-farmers.

Estate Planning Workshops

June 1              Marshall County

June 2              Montgomery County

June 6              Mobile County

June 12            Coffee County

June 13            Talladega County

June 15            Pike County

June 19            Baldwin County

June 22            Dallas County

July 6               Crenshaw County

July 10             Shelby County

July 11             Blount County

July 13             Henry County

July 18             Lauderdale County

July 20             Marion County

July 24             Escambia County

July 25             Tuscaloosa County

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