The Sweet Grass, Yellowstone and Carbon/Stillwater County Farm Bureaus are proud sponsors of the “Plan, Prepare & Pass It On” business strategy workshop February 5-6, 2019 at the Northern Hotel in Billings. The seminar, hosted by the Montana Chapter of the Soil & Water Conservation Society, will help agricultural business owners, ranchers and farmers prepare succession and business plans for their enterprises.

On the first day, well-known ag family business consultant Jolene Brown will share leading-edge best practices while she navigates the audience through a path to create, protect, fix and transition their family businesses with consideration of Montana law, taxes and estate planning using local resources. The second day features updates on national agricultural topics, then offers interaction with a panel of successful farm and ranch businesses about how they use planning to develop yearly strategic plans and bring the next generation into the business as well as transfer the business to the next generation.

This is the second time that the Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau has sponsored Jolene Brown. “Jolene Brown brings a common sense yet high energy approach to applying critical thinking to family business decisions,” said Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau President Bonita Cremer. “Sweet Grass County Farm Bureau knows the value of her expertise and wanted to make sure we were able to bring this high quality workshop to our area. Nowhere else will your family be able to access expertise from family business planners, attorneys and accountants all in the same room at the same time talking specifically about farming, ranching and passing it on to the next generation." 

Find out more at or website to access the registration form.  Early registration deadline is January 18 for $150 or $180 afterwards. There is a $150 rate for Farm Bureau members.

Still need more information? Contact Marni Thompson (406)596-1195 or Mark Henning (406)853-5452.