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Making Estate Planning Decisions

Please join us for the final installment of our three-session webinar series on farm transition planning on December 15, 2015. Our featured speaker will be Melissa O'Rourke, Farm and Agriculture Management Specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. O'Rourke is also an attorney focusing on business and estate planning in private practice. She holds a B.S. from Illinois State University, a M.A. from University of Minnesota, and J.D. from University of South Dakota School of Law.

Estate planning involves the careful consideration and arrangement for the orderly transfer of assets at the time of death. An estate plan should be individualized based on unique goals and circumstances. During this webinar, we will discuss some of the reasons why an estate plan is so important to farm businesses. We'll also explore what some of the key components are to building an estate plan.

O'Rourke applies her combined background in agriculture and law to educate the farm and agribusiness community on an expansive array of farm and agriculture business planning and legal topics. O'Rourke's areas of expertise include farm transition and estate planning, human resource management, farmland leasing and land values and farm business planning.

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