Upcoming Events:

- Full Calendar -


Estate Planning for Farmers and Other Landowners

  • Is it important for the farm to stay in the family?
  • Who will manage the land, pay the taxes, etc.?
  • Will your children get along after you are gone?
  • How will you ensure that farming-children have use of the land?
  • How will you provide a benefit to non-farming-children?


  • Succession planning
  • Problems created if there is no estate plan
  • Basic documents in an estate plan
  • Avoiding probate
  • Issues specific to estates owning land
  • Estate (death) taxes
  • Problems with joint ownership/management
  • Using a business entity to hold land and which entity to choose
  • Is a trust a better structure than a business entity

Locations, Dates, and Registration

All programs, except the Montgomery location, are from 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Workshops are limited to the 24 individuals to allow for discussion during the program.

Register Online

Register Online or call the office for the program you would like to attend.

County Date Location Contact Cost
Macon June 29, 2017 Extension Office
207 North Main St.
Tuskegee, AL
Will Golden
(334) 727-0340
$10 includes a meal.
Cash/check only, no cards.
(paid at door)
Crenshaw July 6, 2017 Tom Harbin Ag Center
816 Airport Road
Luverne, AL
Derek Bryan
(334) 335-6312
St. Clair July 10, 2017 Civic Center
2801 Stemley Bridge Rd.
Pell City, AL
Lee Ann Clark
(205) 338-9416
Blount July 11, 2017 Frank J. Green Building
415 Fifth Ave., E, Suite A
Oneonta, AL
Dan Porch
(205) 274-2129
Henry July 13, 2017 Wiregrass Research and Extension Ctr.
167 AL Hwy 134 East
Headland, AL
Jessica Kelton
(334) 585-6416
Chambers July 17, 2017 ALFA Building
1006 Avenue A, SE
LaFayette, AL
Ken McMillan
(334) 864-9373
Lauderdale July 18, 2017 Extension Office
802 Veterans Drive
Florence, AL
Heidi Telenius
(256) 766-6223
Marion July 20, 2017 Extension Office
372 7th Ave., SW
Hamilton, AL
Lisa Murphy
(205) 921-3551
Escambia July 24, 2017 Grace Fellowship Church
1412 East nashville Ave.
Atmore, AL
Anthony Wiggins
(251) 867-7760
Ken Kelley
(251) 238-0373
$20 includes a meal.
Cash/check only, no cards.
(paid at door)
Tuscaloosa July 25, 2017 Courthouse Annex
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL
Denise Shirley
(205) 349-4630
Geneva August 3, 2017 Geneva County Farm Center
2765 E. State Highway 52
Hartford, AL
Gavin Mauldin
(334) 684-2484

Instructor: Robert A. Tufts

Robert is an Emeritus Professor at Auburn University where he taught for 36 years. He is currently a Visiting Professor with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in forestry from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. in forestry from Virginia Tech. Robert has been an attorney since 1997 after earning a J.D. from Jones School of Law, Faulkner University and later an LLM (in taxation) from the University of Alabama. Robert teaches classes and presents workshops on estate planning, agricultural law and tax, property law, choice of business entity, and taxation of timber. He also has a part-time law practice concentrating in estate planning, tax and issues affecting landowners.