A sound transfer and estate plan should accomplish three primary goals:
- Develop and transfer management skills and responsibility
- Transfer ownership of the agricultural operation, land and other assets
- Ensure financial security and peace of mind for all generations
Creating a sound transfer and estate plan will require an investment of time and money. But leaving your family and your land without a plan will eventually cost much more—maybe even cost you your farm or ranch. So call a trusted advisor, convene a kitchen-table meeting, put together your planning team and get started—the sooner the better.