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Source: American Soybean Association news release

Many of today's farmers are facing the challenge of trying to determine how they will preserve their farm through a successful transition of their operation to the next generation. The American Soybean Association, in partnership with eLegacy Connect, is announcing a series of six regional succession planning workshops to help farmers in this process.

The Succession Planning Workshops, titled "Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning", are sponsored by Farm Credit and AGCO in addition to the Illinois Soybean Association, Kentucky Soybean Association and the Ohio Soybean Association.

Following are the workshop dates, locations and registration information:

2014 Workshop Dates Locations

June 24 Memphis, TN
June 26 Paducah, KY
July 30 Sioux Falls, SD
Aug. 19 Columbus, OH
Aug. 21 Fort Wayne, IN
Dec. 4 Moline, IL

Registration Information:

Farmers will be able to register online beginning May 1, 2014. Check the ASA website for more details.

ASA Members
$50 - First participant

$30- For each additional family member

$90- First participant

$70 - For each additional family member

The Succession Planning Workshops will be one-day workshops starting at 9:00 am and ending at 3:00 pm. The exact workshop locations in each of the cities listed above are still to be determined and will be announced at a later date.

"ASA is excited to partner with our member benefit partner, eLegacy Connect and we are appreciative of the support from Farm Credit, AGCO and our state associations, to offer these import educational workshops," said Bob Worth, ASA Membership and Corporate Relations Chairman.

"ASA is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the livelihoods of soybean producers. ASA is conducting these workshops as an important tool in helping ASA members protect their farms and their family legacy."

Succession planning is the watershed issue facing America's family farmers. Through these succession planning workshops, participants will learn effective strategies for passing the farm to the next generation and making sure they have the leadership abilities and business management skills to ensure financial security. The workshops will taught by Kevin Spafford, founder of eLegacy by Design.

For more information about these workshops go to the ASA website at For more information about eLegacy Connect, visit

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