LIBERTY, NY— Two workshops on agricultural business management topics for farm owners and managers will be offered in March by Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC).

Farm Succession and Estate Planning will take place on Tuesday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dan Welch, Business and Succession Planning Coordinator of NY FarmNet/NY FarmLink and Charles H. Dyson of the School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University will discuss the passing of family land and involving family members in its ownership and operation.

Topics to be covered include key legacy planning challenges and tools to deal with them, business and transfer planning, determining your heirs’ interest, clarifying your values and goals, steps to succession planning, organizing effective family meetings, and legal and financial instruments.

Cost is $20 per person or $15 per CCESC Enrollee.

Farm Safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations will take place on Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

James Carrabba, the Agricultural Safety Specialist from NY Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and Ronald Williams, Compliance Assistant Specialist from OSHA will present on the updates for farm safety and OSHA laws for all farms, farm hazards, and our Local Emphasis Program (LEP) for dairy farm operations. Cost is $25 per person or $20 per CCESC Enrollee.

These educational opportunities will be held at the CCESC Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.

Lunch is included for each workshop. Anyone can enroll in the CCESC association for an annual fee of $25 per household to obtain the discounted cost.

Space is limited and pre-registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance.

Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at (845) 292-6180 or emailing SueAnn Boyd, Senior Administrative Assistant, at srb46@cornell.edu.