Lender Farm Credit East is supporting NY FarmNet’s two day seminar on farm business transfers to be held in Syracuse on January 13 to 14. This conference will focus on the development of farm managers, providing farm families and their advisors critical information to help the next generation find success on the farm and identifying effective management transfer strategies to implement.


“This conference provides an excellent opportunity for farms and farm families to think proactively about the future of their farm business and how they can best position the next generation to successfully manage the farm,” said Dan Welch, NY FarmNet’s business and succession planning coordinator.

“Farm Credit East is pleased to be a sponsor of this conference,” said Gary Bradley, Farm Credit East executive vice president. “Succession planning is a key issue for many farm businesses and this event will help review the difficult issues involved and provide insight into the process.”


The key note speaker for this conference will be Danny Klinefelter, Ph.D, a professor and extension economist with Texas AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M University and founder and former director of The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP). In 2013, Top Producer magazine named him one of 30 innovators who have had the biggest impact on agriculture during the past three decades.


Also participating in the conference will be Mark Andrew (Andy) Junkin, author and consultant, who will lead a discussion based on his book, Farming with Family Ain’t Always Easy. Based in Canada, Junkin is passionate about adapting how farmers make decisions in regards to operating and managing a family business.


The “Who Will Manage Your Farm Tomorrow?” conference will be held Tuesday, January 13, to Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel in East Syracuse, N.Y. This conference, including all meals and materials, is free to attend. For more information, or to register, visit NYFarmNet.org.