Declines Approaching for Farm Succession Conference Registration

Five conferences are planned in Kansas

We’ve heard of “century farms” – those that are recognized as continuously owned by a single family for 100 years or more. But the road to keeping a farm or ranch in one family through decades is not always a smooth one.

To help Kansas farmers and ranchers with the legal, emotional, and financial ins and outs of the succession process, K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services are partnering with other agencies to offer five “Planning for Farm & Ranch Succession” conferences around the state. The meetings are supported by a grant from the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Meeting dates and locations include:

  • Jan. 5 – Allen Community College – Iola;
  • Jan. 10 – Pratt Community College – Pratt;
  • Jan. 16 – Kansas Farm Bureau Plaza – Manhattan;
  • Jan. 17 – Flint Hills Technical College – Emporia; and
  • March 3 – K-State Agricultural Research Center – Hays.

More information and online registration is available at or by calling 1-800-432-8222. The cost at each location is $60 per person for the first family member to register, and $40 per person for all other family members.

Online registration closes one week prior to each conference date. Registration is still available by calling 1-800-432-8222; however, K-State Conference Services will be closed Dec. 24, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015. Walk-in registrations are available, but space and meals may be limited for late registrants.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter, K-State Research and Extension –

For more information:
Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services – 1-800-321-3276

Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services supports Kansas producers in resolving a variety of agricultural-related problems including: ag credit issues, farm foreclosures, USDA Farm program and Farm Loan Program decisions, USDA Rural Housing loan issues, USDA Risk Management issues, and USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service decisions. Information and guidance on any ag-related issue will be provided at no cost through our toll-free hotline, 1-800-321-3276 or visit our website at


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