CADE, SUNY Cobleskill offer free legal workshop for farmers


Wednesday, March 6 from 7-9pm in Oneonta, the Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) and SUNY Cobleskill will offer a free legal workshop for farms and food businesses on the topic of succession planning.
The workshop will take place at CADE’s Oneonta office location at 189 Main Street, 5th floor, Oneonta, NY 13820.
To register, or to request more information, email Jim Manning at or call (607)433-2545.
The workshop session will be led by Attorney Megan Harris-Pero of Harris-Pero Legal Counsel, whose legal practice in Saratoga Springs specializes in estate planning, business planning, and life planning, and will focus on introducing participants to the legal tools that they will need to prepare for future transitions in their business and personal lives.
“It’s never the wrong time to think about what will happen to your farm or business when your ready to ride off into the sunset,” notes CADE Senior Program Manager Jim Manning. “Even when you are first starting out, you need a plan for where you want to go, and you need to make sure you take the first steps to get you there. Will you eventually want to sell the business? Do you hope to pass it on to family members? This session will help you think through and plan proactively for these important decisions.”
This workshop is part of the 2019 Farm and Business Incubator Workshop series covering essential topics in business planning and management.
The Farm and Food Business Incubator (FFBI) is a partnership between CADE and SUNY Cobleskill, and is a New York State certified business incubator designated by NYSTAR. The workshop series is part of a unique array of business development services that FFBI offers to agribusinesses, farm and food business entrepreneurs, and beginning farmers who are seeking to develop or expand their operations.
CADE has been working for more than 25 years to increase the number and diversity of successful farm enterprises in New York.
SUNY Cobleskill is one of the leading agricultural colleges in the Northeast and is the home of new farm and food business incubation facilities, including commercial kitchens and licensed dairy and meat processing facilities.