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Mar 05

Sustaining the Legacy @ Watertown

Tuesday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 19

SDSU Extension will host a three-day estate planning and farm succession conference on March 5, 12 and 19, 2024 at the SDSU Extension Watertown Regional Center (1910 W. Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201). 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 February 19. Registration will be accepted using the form below until noon on February 26. 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 February 20, 2024 are eligible for a full refund if approved. Refund requests submitted between February 21 and February 27 are eligible for a 50% refund if approved. Refund requests will not be accepted after February 27 due to deadlines for purchasing program supplies and meals.