Land Succession Planning Day and Evening Film Screening

January 25, 2018 9:00 AM
Hotel Santa Fe - 1501 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501

Land Succession Planning Day and Evening Film Screening

The average age of farmers and ranchers nationally is 58, and over 60 in New Mexico. Half of these land stewards are expected to retire in the next decade. As this transition happens, we risk losing vast amounts of open land that provide food, fiber, water and wildlife habitat—unless we ensure a successful hand-off to the next generation. We are already losing 3,000 acres of prime agricultural lands to development every day.

It’s time to talk about solutions and tools for land succession.

Through expert speakers, landowner panels, breakout group discussions and Q&As, we will explore creative tools, mechanisms and approaches to keeping land in the family or in production as ownership changes hands. Landowner panelists will share family challenges, success stories and creative solutions for keeping families engaged and working lands healthy from one generation to the next.

Presentations and discussion topics will include creative legal and financial mechanisms for land transfer, including operating foundations, educational institutions and conservation easements, governance models, family engagement, and much more.

Send questions to- Hallie@westernlandowners.org

Registration is $60

To complete registration and find more event information go to the Western Landowners Alliance website.