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Take Root Conference

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Statewide Farm Succession and Estate Planning Conference

Are you worried about passing your farm on to the next generation? Are you trying to figure out what the possible tax law changes will mean to you? Do you need a refresher on all of the steps to complete for your estate plan?

Farmers throughout Michigan are invited to attend the Take Root Farm Succession Planning Conference. The conference is being co-hosted by Michigan Soybean Committee, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Corn Growers Association, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan Pork Producers, Farm Bureau Life Insurance, MACMA Apple, Michigan Wheat, Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, Michigan Blueberry Commission, Michigan Agri-Business Association, and the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association.

The full-day conference will include presenters from Foster Swift Law Firm, Varnum Law Firm, Fraleigh Law, several accounting firms, and others. The headline presenter will be Jolene Brown, a farm succession planning consultant from Iowa who has done a fantastic job for our farmers in the past, providing practical guidance on how to lead a farming operation through this process. 

If you have questions or want to reserve a spot ahead of time, please contact April Cantrell, [email protected]  


Jolene Brown

Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE

Jolene Brown is a walking, talking spokesperson and champion for the people of agriculture. She’s a farmer in eastern Iowa, contributor to Successful Farming magazine’s popular family business column, author and member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. Audiences worldwide appreciate her fun spirit and valuable information. She’s on a mission to share leading-edge best practices, appreciation, laughter and celebration to increase productivity, profitability and peace of mind.


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Foster Swift
Farm Bureau Insurance
Beyond all the tour hosts and expert speakers, Growing Together attendees enjoy ample opportunity to learn from perhaps their most highly esteemed and trusted resources: each other.

2022 Growing Together

Interested in improving your communication skills, promoting Michigan agriculture or furthering your farm business with the latest technology? The 2022 Growing Together Conference, a statewide leadership development event, takes place after the Take Root Conference from February 18-20 at the Amway Grand Hotel. To learn more about the available tours, evening entertainment and keynote speaker, visit the Growing Together event page!

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