Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 31 - February 6, Sacramento Convention Center 

Join FarmLink for our "Grazing Lease Clinic" on February 2 at 1:40pm!

Whether you're about to negotiate your first lease, renew an old one, or expand your operation, this workshop will help you understand the terms and security you need from your agricultural lease. We will cover the legal and financial risks of poorly developed lease agreements, types of lease agreements, leasing best practices, lease development and negotiation, and specialized clauses for your unique situation.  Learn about what to look for in a property and how to create a lease that builds trust between the landowner and rancher that can be sustained over the long haul. 

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 Sunday, February 8, 2 - 6 pm & Monday, February 9, 6 - 9 pm, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers

Who should attend: farmers and ranchers of all generations, their off-farm heirs, and employees or other non-family successors. 
What you will learn: succession and estate planning terms and strategies.  Save time and money before having legal documents prepared.  

Want to gauge your Farm Succession Plan readiness? Take the survey at:

We are fortunate to have a group of speakers with experience in addressing the special needs of Farm and Ranch estate/succession planning. Don't miss this opportunity!

Rodney Carter, Accredited Farm Manager (AFM), Golden State Farm Credit, Chico, Ca. Rod draws on more than 40 year's experience to provide a broad array of business consulting services to farmers, rancher and agri-businesses.

Jana Ellerman is a founding partner of Guthrie & Ellerman. Since 1997, Jana has focused exclusively on estate planning, probate, conservatorships, trust administration, elder law, and special needs planning.

Deborah Giraud,  Farm and Community/Economic Development Advisor UCCE-Humboldt/Del Norte.  For ten years, Deborah has led training on Farm/Ranch Succession Planning.

Liya Schwartzman, Central Valley Regional Coordinator, California FarmLink. Liya enjoys helping farmers and ranchers with the tools to sustain successful businesses and keep California farmland productive.
Cost is $35 per person. Go to for more information or contact Robin Cleveland at 530-621-5528.