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Property Ownership and Transferring Are Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan

Many people think an estate plan is just a will, but it is much more than that. Your estate plan will typically include documents and tools to distribute your property according to your wishes following your death. When it comes to transitioning your farm or any family business to the next...

Farm transition Workshop-Leonardtown

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
St. Mary's County UME Office
FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN LEONARDTOWN College Park, MD. – Leonardtown will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one- day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a...

Farm Transition Workshop-Rising Sun

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Calvert Grange Hall
FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN RISING SUN College Park, MD. – Rising Sun will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful...

Farm Transition Workshop-Boonsboro

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Washington County UME Office
FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP TO BE HELD IN BOONSBORO College Park, MD. – Boonsboro will be one of several workshop locations in a series of one-day workshops to be held throughout Maryland this fall and winter for family farmers and ranchers interested in learning about the components of a successful...

Lower Shore Estate Planning Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Somerset County Extension Office
An estate planning workshop has been planned for the Lower Eastern Shore to be held at the Somerset County Extension Office. Topics will include Getting the Conversation Started (Kay-Megan Washington), Estate Planning for Farmers (Marianna Batie), Tax Considerations for Agricultural Estate Planning...
This edition of the LES Ag newsletter contains upcoming programming for grain marketing, pesticide recertification, crop insurance and rotational grazing!More info

Help, I Just Inherited the Family Farm With My Siblings. Now What?

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post is not legal advice I continue discussing issues which can arise with family farm transitions and estate planning. A common situation is that siblings inherit farmland through intestacy (dying without a valid will or property outside the will) or a will specifies a...
This edition of the newsletter includes information on avian influenza, precision ag equipment day and soil buffering capacity. Other workshops and fair dates for the Lower Eastern Shore can also be found in this edition.More info

Family Farm Transition Webinar

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This is an online event
Planning to transition the family farm from one generation to another generation? This can be a very difficult process that requires good communication skills, goal setting, financial analysis, tax planning, and retirement planning. Dr. Shannon Ferrell , associate professor of agricultural...

Tax and Estate Planning for Maryland Forest Landowners (FS-630)

Forest landowners in Maryland can increase the financial returns ofn their forest stewardship efforts by minimizing property, income, and estate taxes. This fact sheet describes several laws and programs that enable forest landowners to decrease their tax liabilities.

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