By Marcia Hellandsaas
NDSU Extension Agent 

Design Your Session Plan Workshop Starts November 29


This series of sessions to help farm and ranch families pass their businesses on to the next generation will start next week Tuesday, November 29, in Watford City, and will continue on December 1 and 6. Each of these meetings, of which attendance is highly encouraged, will be held from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm CT at the NDSU Extension Service/McKenzie County Office at 205 6th Street NW in Watford City.

“The program will prepare you to envision, communicate, plan, write and shape the legacy of your family farm or ranch business,” said Marcia Hellandsaas, McKenzie County Extension Agent.

Participants will receive a workbook to help them prepare important planning information and begin the transition process. Tools to help them improve communications with family will be included as well has how to choose and work with professionals such as attorneys, accountants, lenders and insurance agents.

For more information or to register for this series, please go to You may also contact the McKenzie County Extension Office at 701-444-3451 or email


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