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Apr 04

Sustaining the Legacy @ Mitchell

Tuesday, April 4 - Tuesday, April 18

Join SDSU Extension and industry professionals for a three-day estate planning and farm succession conference on April 4, 11 and 18, 2023 at Highland Conference Center (2000 Highland Way, Mitchell, SD, 57301). Each day begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m.

No matter the size of your estate, there are wrong, right, and better ways to create a family legacy. Learning about the different methods can help farmers and ranchers create a legacy they are proud of. This legacy includes the transfer of the operation, but also the family relationships they leave behind. The agenda covers many methods used to transfer land and assets to the next generation and pass on personal property. It will also help families set goals – minimize taxes, provide for long-term care and provide equally for heirs while continuing to operate.

This year’s topics include: 

  • Trusts 
  • Business structures, LLCs and corporations
  • Life insurance
  • Wills and probate
  • Titling property
  • Contracts
  • Retirement planning for landowners
  • How to access retirement benefits (Medicare, Social Security)
  • Goals and family meetings/communication styles


Registration includes meals and materials for all attendees. Early registration is encouraged and closes on March 21. Registration will be accepted using the form below until noon on April 4.

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Refund requests received by March 21, 2023 are eligible for a full refund if approved. Refund requests submitted between March 22 and March 28 are eligible for a 50% refund if approved. Refund requests will not be accepted after March 28 due to deadlines for purchasing program supplies and meals.