Succession & Estate Planning

The long-term future of Michigan farms and agribusinesses is dependent upon successful business transitions to the next generations. The goal is to keep the assets and resources of the business in agricultural on a sustainable basis. The FIRM team conducts programs that help families of these businesses utilize various tools to address intergenerational business transfers and avoid potential pitfalls including excessive estate taxes and inadequate funds for purchasing sibling shares of the estate. It has been proven that families who have a plan which utilized these tools have a higher success rate and better family harmony when transferring the business to the next generation.

MSU Extension has Farm Management Educators that specialize in Farm Succession and Estate Planning. Please feel free to contact your local Michgian State University Extension office to contact your nearest Farm Management Educator.  

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Workshop Presentations & Hand-outs

Beginning Estate Planning Publications

Estate Planning Publications

Farm Business Transfer and Succession Topics

Other Estate Planning Publications

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