University of Missouri Extension will reach out to local communities to help farm families, individuals and businesses with succession, estate and retirement planning.

The program called Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future consists of four workshops held on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 9:00 PM January 24, 31 and February 7, and 14, 2017 at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital Conference Room 450 East Sigler Avenue, Memphis.

A team of University of Missouri Extension Specialists with extensive experience and a Missouri probate judge will be giving presentations and leading activities. This class is designed to help owners of farms and small businesses to begin creating a plan for transferring a farm or business to the next generation, as well as, addressing the many issues involved with estate and retirement planning. Topics such as: setting goals, assessing a farm’s or business’s strengths and weaknesses, the probate process in Missouri, estate planning tools, calculating retirement needs and more will be covered.

Pre-registration is required by 5:00 Friday, January 20th. The cost is $120 per individual plus $60 for each additional person from the same business with one set of materials.  The cost includes an educational handbook with case study examples, forms for planning, developing financial statements and recordkeeping. A light dinner is provided each of the four evenings.

For more information, contact Darla Campbell, Agriculture Business Specialist, by calling 660-457-3469 or emailing her at