Utah State University Extension’s Utah Building Farmers Program hosts a Farm and Ranch Estate and Transition Planning Workshop Dec. 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the USU Extension Washington County office, 475 South Donlee Drive, in St. George.

The two-day workshop is intended for owners, operators and successors of farming and ranching operations who are planning to transition their operation to successors. Instructors include Utah State University faculty as well as local attorneys and mediators.

Workshop topics include family and business visioning and communication, goal setting, business succession and management transfer plans, as well as estate planning tools, issues and considerations.

According to Kynda Curtis, USU Extension agribusiness specialist and workshop organizer, the workshop will provide farming families the opportunity to explore options and processes for transitioning their farm or ranch to the next generation or other successor.

“This workshop provides the setting, instructors and resources to stimulate conversations farm families should have when considering a multiple-generation farm business,” she said.

Registration cost is $60 a person and includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and program materials. Online registration and payment can be made at http://farmtransitionstgeorge.eventbrite.com. Contact Curtis at kynda.curtis@usu.edu or 435-797-0444 for further information.