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UW Conference Offers Farmers, Ranchers Business Succession Information

February 21, 2018

Information to help beginning farmers and ranchers acquire land from retiring agricultural producers is offered during a conference in Riverton hosted by the Rural Law Center in the University of Wyoming College of Law.

The free event is 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Intertribal Center at Central Wyoming College. Lunch is provided. One-on-one advising sessions with guest speakers are available after the conference.

Information about the legal, financial and human issues related to estate and transition planning will be provided, organizers say.

“Succession can be a tricky area for ag businesses,” says Cole Ehmke, UW Extension agricultural entrepreneurship and personal financial management specialist, and a conference presenter. “The conference aims to increase the odds of success.”

In addition to Ehmke, featured speakers are Jim Magagna, executive vice president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association; Josh Johnson, American National Bank; Jenna Keller, Keller Law LLC; and Frank Kelly, Mountain West Farm Bureau.

Registration is requested by going to, where the conference schedule also may be viewed.

For more information, call Christine Reed in the UW College of Law at (307) 766-6562 or email

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