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Virtual Estate and Succession Planning Workshop

Jul 2, 2020, 14:26 PM by Shelby Shank, INFB Marketing Intern


The 2020 Estate and Succession Planning for the Family Farm event offered by the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation will look quite different this year. That’s because the event will take place virtually via Zoom, online video conferencing software that many around the world have been using during the pandemic. This change allows for the continuation of the event while also maintaining the safety of the speakers, staff, members and guests.

Other changes include the 2020 workshop being conducted over three days and also being free of charge. Presentations are scheduled July 21-23 with each presentation lasting one hour. Virtual attendees will have time to ask questions afterwards. The change in format for the event will allow participants to choose which session they wish to attend – just one or all three.

“While we hadn’t initially planned for this event to be virtual, we’re excited about the opportunities that a virtual event brings,” said John Shoup, director of INAgLaw. “Holding the training as shorter, virtual sessions across three days means even more farm families and attorneys can join to learn how to best communicate with one another about the future of the farm. With attendees tuning in from their home or office, we hope to see many new faces around the state.”

The 2020 session dates, times and topics are as follows:

  • Tuesday, July 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT – “Farm Succession Planning: Fair Does Not Mean Equal, But Boy Is It Hard to Talk About,” Polly Dobbs, Dobbs Legal Group LLC.
  • Wednesday, July 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT – “Succession Trends for Farm Operations Without a Current Successor,” Adam J. Kline, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP.
  • Thursday, July 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT – “Protecting Your Family’s Inheritance from the Nursing Home,” Dan Gordon, Gordon and Associates P.C.

Registration for the event is open now through July 17 at www.infb.org/events or www.INAgLaw.org.