Area farmers and ranchers will learn how to save the family farm for the next generation at a farm and ranch meeting hosted by Rocky Mountain College, March 20, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, in the Great Room of Prescott Hall.
“The speakers at this meeting are addressing issues that are very important to farmers and ranchers in Montana and Wyoming. The topics are relevant to our everyday lives,” said Sam’s Club Manager and landowner Cody Mitchell, who is also a sponsor for the event.
Dr. Marsha Goetting will speak about the legal implications of passing down the family farm or ranch. Dr. Goetting is a professor with the Montana State University Extension and an economics specialist. She has presented more than 800 workshops reaching more than 25,000 Montanans with her financial and estate planning information. Dr. Goetting has authored over 76 MontGuides and bulletins and has received national, regional, and state awards for her financial management and estate planning programs.
Andy Lohse, a 2008 RMC graduate, now working with RDO Equipment will address the technological advantages of using GPS in farm equipment; Darla Rhodes of the Billings Farm Services Agency will discuss the implications of the extension of the previous Farm Bill; and Carrie La Seur, an attorney with Baumstark Braaten, who will advise about handling land and mineral rights dealing with, but not limited to, the Bakken Oil Formation.
This event is organized by RMC’s Enactus Students In Free Enterprise. The cost for the event is $35 for those who register ahead of time, and $40 for registration at the door. To register, please visit the web site FARM.Rocky.edu.
Breakfast will be included, and there will be plenty of door prizes. Sponsors include: Sam’s Club, Rocky Mountain College, MasterLube, Town & Country, Shipton’s Big R, and Montana Seed, Grain and Chemical.
For more information, email RMCFarmMeeting@gmail.com or call 406.633.5518.