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Estate Planning

  1. A Conference for Farm Transition Planners

    Jun 22, 2024

    Announcing the second annual Cultivating Connections Conference for farm transition planning professionals! OSU will host the program at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and virtually on August 5 and 6, 2024.  Learn more and register through this link.

  2. New resource on dealing with second marriages and farm assets

    Dec 5, 2023

    A second marriage for a member of a farm family can raise concerns about protecting farm assets, but legal strategies can help.  Read how to address those concerns in our latest bulletin, "Farm Transition Strategies for Second Marriages," available on the Transition Planning shelf of our Law Library.

  3. Title page of publication on wills and trusts

    New publication explains wills and trusts

    Nov 7, 2023

    If you're unsure whether your farm transition plan should include both a trust and a will, see our newest publication.  "Is a Will or a Trust Better for Your Farm Transition Plan" is available now in our Law Library at

  4. New national conference on farm transition planning

    Jul 1, 2023

    OSU, Iowa State, the National Agricultural Law Center, and USDA's National Agricultural Library have joined forces to offer Cultivating Connections: A Conference for Farm Transition Planners.

  5. A Conference for Farm Transition Planners

    May 11, 2023

    OSU is partnering with Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation and the National Agricultural Law Center to create an association of professionals who advise farmers on succession and transition planning.The inaugural conference on August 7 and 8, 2023 will bring together attorneys, tax specialists, and other farm transition experts for learning, networking, and idea sharing.Visit this page for more information!

  6. Farm field and title page for Long-Term Care and the Farm publication

    Dealing with the risk of long-term care

    Dec 14, 2022

    Do you worry about how long-term care could affect your farm?  Robert Moore examines long-term care needs and risks in our newest publication, and offers legal strategies for protecting farm assets.  Read Long-Term Care and the Farm here.

  7. Register now for our Planning for the Future of Your Farm workshops

    Dec 3, 2022

    Sound farm transition planning is a critical need for Ohio farms!  Join Robert Moore and David Marrison in a workshop that can help you plan for the transition and future of your farm. Visit this page for information on the webinar series beginning in January and in person workshops coming up in December and January.

  8. Check out our "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" bulletins

    Aug 12, 2022

    A new series of bulletins from our legal team!  We explain the legal tools and strategies that can help you plan for the future of your farm.  Read the ten-part series on wills, trusts, business entities, gifting, avoiding probate, advance directives, and strategies for transferring assets here.

  9. Elderly couple walking together on a farm.

    Webinar: Long-Term Care Impacts on Farming Operations

    Jul 7, 2022

    Join Robert Moore, attorney with OSU's Agricultural & Resource Law Program, for this webinar hosted by the National Agricultural Law Center.  Robert will explore the costs and likelihood of needing long-term care and will analyze normal scenarios and the dreaded outlier scenarios (long stays in nursing homes)to help guide farmers on strategies to mitigate long-term care risks. Registration for the webinar is at

  10. Youth working in grain wagon on Ohio farm

    Our workshops encourage you to Plan for the Future of Your Farm

    Jan 10, 2022

    Attend our popular "Planning for the Future of Your Farm" workshops this winter and let our team of farm management and legal experts help you build your farm transition plan. Join OSU's farm management educator David Marrison and legal educators Peggy Kirk Hall and Robert Moore for an four-part online workshop or an in-person workshop. Family members from across the state or country can attend the online Zoom workshop together, which will be on January 31 and February 7, 21 and 28. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.