This is the last chance to take time to organize an event for the January 11 Webinar on “Dealing with the Complexity of Family and Business Relationships that Exist on Family Farms.For $200, you could have as many clients/customer as you want sit in on a special added-value event that could build relationships for your long-term business.

The American Society of Agricultural Consultants have organized the Webinar because its board saw a need for such a Webinar. The Webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Central Standard time. The Webinar will deal with the complexity of family and business relationships that exist on a family farm and will include these discussion points:

  1. Estate Planning - Active and non-active family members of the farm business
  2. Farm Transition - Ownership and control
  3. Organization - Multiple family members working together
  4. Exit Strategies for retiring farmer without a successor
  5. Time will also be spent on discussing the value of farm peer groups.

The event will be hosted by Joe Kluender, founder of Farm Family Dynamics.
Questions on all of these items will be welcomed in advance and the presenter will attempt to work them into his discussion. Questions should be forwarded to cmerry@agconsultants.org

Hosting a Webinar event does not have to be a lot of work, but it will require some preparation.

The first thing you need to determine is approximately how many clients or other guests will be attending and then find a place to accommodate them. It may be that you have a conference room that can accommodate 8 or 10 or even a couple dozen people. That would be an ideal, if it exists. In any case, it needs to be a place that has comfortable seats (They’re going to be sitting for up to 2 hours!). Tables for a ‘classroom’ setting should seriously be considered so people have a surface on which to write. And, you’re going to need a high speed Internet connection. If you don’t have a room large enough to handle your audience, check around locally for a motel or restaurant that has a meeting room you can rent. (Hint: If you get enough people to attend and purchase food and refreshments from the restaurant, they may provide the room to you free of charge!) But for sure they are going to have to have high speed wifi service.

This Webinar will begin at 2 p.m. CST and run for 2 hours including time for Q & A. So that means you have some options for food and refreshments, depending on your local time zone. For Eastern and Central time zones, you may want to consider having some light refreshments and snacks just prior to the program getting underway. If that is the case, you’ll want everyone to arrive at least 30 minutes prior so all can be fed and seated when the Webinar gets underway. If you are in the Mountain or Pacific time zones, you may want to rethink a bit and perhaps have some heavy finger foods available when your guests arrive and have some other refreshments ready when the Webinar ends.

ASAC has determined that the group site fee will pertain to any business or individual wanting to host at a cost of $200 (Individual ASAC member fee was set at $45 and non-ASAC member fee was $90.)

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/645782881

After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the Webinar.