Succession Planning Lunch and Learn Sessions Announced

Do you have a farm or ranch you’re hoping to pass to the next generation? Are you someone who wants to continue your family's legacy? Grab your seat for the upcoming Succession Planning Lunch and Learn sessions and get your operation on track for transition. Paige Pratt, fellow Angus member and farm transition expert, will cover the starting steps of succession planning, building an effective business model and how to alleviate communication and expectation differences between generations.

Dr. Paige Pratt grew up on a family farm/ranch in the Flinthills of Kansas. Paige and her husband, Jason, own and operate Pratt Cattle Company, a purebred Angus operation located in Southwest Virginia. Paige is a professional speaker and farm transition facilitator. She enjoys assisting families in developing asset and leadership transition plans for farming and ranching operations.

Join us on July 6, July 13 and July 20 to jump start your succession plans. These sessions will be available to active members of the American Angus Association only, and participants will be expected to attend all three sessions. Worksheets will be provided ahead of each session so attendees can work alongside Paige or meet with family members after. These take-home tools will prep participants to take the next step in their succession plans.

Register below!

  • July 6 | 12:00 p.m. CST | The Farm and Ranch Future
    Succession planning is necessary for a smooth and successful farm transition; however, some never get started as the task seems too daunting. Where do you start? What do you need to know before meeting with an attorney? Gain insight and learn more about the succession planning process and tips to keep peace and harmony in the family as you see those plans through.

  • July 13 | 12:00 p.m. CST | Planning for Transition Success
    Farm family transitions can be filled with challenges and rewards for every generation involved. Learn strategies for successful communication throughout the transition, considerations that need to be made when building a business model and ways to maintain relationships while working through the transition plan.

  • July 20 | 12:00 p.m. CST | Getting up to Speed with Grandpa
    Differences between and among generations involved in farming and ranching can seem almost insurmountable. Develop a better understanding of what each generation values, why and how their thought processes differ and how to improve relationships and communication among and between the different generations working on your family farm. 


Upon registration, your membership will be verified before you receive information to join the sessions. A single registration confirms your attendance for all three sessions. Please note that registration for Lunch and Learn events is limited. If you are interested in the sessions, sign up early before spots are filled. 

This Lunch and Learn series is brought to you by the Angus Foundation. The Angus Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, strives to fund and support programs involving education, youth and research in the Angus breed and the agricultural industry. To donate, visit: