FARMINGTON — Local farmers are invited to participate in a daylong workshop, Transferring the Farm, offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

The workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Franklin County office at 138 Pleasant St. in Farmington.

The introductory workshop is being offered to help farm families minimize farm-business succession risks.

The program has been offered across New England over the past several years. The workshop will help farmers and farm families make informed decisions about transferring the farm to the next generation.

Each session will address details on retirement and estate planning, legal approaches to protect assets from taxes, tools that can be used to transfer farm assets and goals for transfer planning.

A minimum of 10 participants is needed to hold this workshop. Workshop fee is $10 per person, which includes registration and a workshop packet. Preregistration is required; participants are asked to register before April 15 to avoid a late fee.

Payments may be mailed to: Transferring the Farm Workshops, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Office, 138 Pleasant St., Suite No. 1, Farmington, ME 04938-5828. Please make checks payable to UMaine Cooperative Extension.

Lunch will not be provided; however, you may bring a bag lunch.

If you require special accommodations or financial assistance to participate in this program, please contact Melissa Libby at 581-2788 by April 10 so we may assist you.


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