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Jan 09

Sustaining the Legacy @ Mitchell

Tuesday, January 9 - Tuesday, January 23

SDSU Extension will host a three-day estate planning and farm succession conference on January 9, 16 and 23, 2024 at the SDSU Extension Mitchell Regional Center (1800 E. Spruce St., 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 
  • LLC and LLLP
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Wills and probate
  • Funding retirement
  • Current and potential tax situations


Registration includes meals and materials for all attendees. Early registration is encouraged and closes on December 26. Registration will be accepted using the form below until noon on January 2. For more information, contact Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.

Refund Policy

Refund requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Refund requests received by December 26, 2023 are eligible for a full refund if approved. Refund requests submitted between December 27 and January 2 are eligible for a 50% refund if approved. Refund requests will not be accepted after January 2 due to deadlines for purchasing program supplies and meals.