Having trouble navigating the world of farm succession planning?

ATB Senior Financial Advisor Kimberlee Davis will be leading a discussion on the topic at the Rural Roots Canada – Rolling Hills Ag Day on Thursday, June 14.

Davis says it will be a high level conversation about topics and skills to help navigate the issue with several different segments.

“A piece is about communication and how to talk about farm succession and then talk about more common farm succession issues that hang up farm succession plans and then we’ll talk about specific strategies that help people navigate through those critical issues,” said Davis.

She says communication is key to being able to build a plan and believes a key issue in developing one is how it is approached.

“I will talk about reframing the conversation so it is more business, so you have the ability to move away from those communication hang ups and quirks that happen in families.”

Davis hopes everyone will be able to take away some valuable information no matter where they are in their farm succession journey.

She will be around all day so anyone who is interested can have one on one conversations about the topic.

The RRC – Rolling Hills Ag Day will also feature Mike Witkowicz from Ag Exchange, who will be speaking on cash flow management and grain marketing as well as Jason Danard from The Electronic Auction Market (TEAM) talking about the options now available for marketing your cattle.

There will also be a livestock tour in the morning with Dr. Blake Balog from Bow Valley Veterinarian Clinic talking about the upcoming changes to how you access and use veterinarian drugs, particularly anti-biotics.  In the afternoon, a crop tour which will include a stop at a potato and carrot farm as well as a look at a field of AAC Viewfield HRSW with Stamps Seeds’ Greg Stamp.

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at the hall.   The workshops and livestock tour begins at 9 a.m.

The day will be capped off with a beef supper starting at 5:30 at the Community Hall.

Tickets for the complete day are $30.00 per person, which includes the Beef Supper.

Individual tickets for the beef supper are $25.00 and $15.00 for kids 4-12.

For more information and to register click here.

All of the proceeds from the registrations go to the community of Rolling Hills.