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Fast-Track Your Customized Farm Estate Strategies to Completion.
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Protect the Farm
Treat All Heirs
Fairly & Equitably
There’s a lot to coordinate in your farm estate strategy.
Family Dynamics. Deeds. Purchase Options. Wills. Trusts. Entities. Estate Loss. Market Value vs Family Value. Gifting. Rent Rates. Ownership. Equalization. Financial Tools. Special Use Valuation. Fair vs Equal. Liquidity. Distributions. Growth. Positive Cash Flow. Your Family Heritage.
Family Dynamics. Deeds. Purchase Options. Wills. Trusts. Entities.
Estate Loss. Market Value vs Family Value. Gifting. Rent Rates.
Ownership. Equalization. Financial Tools. Special Use.
Fair vs Equal. Liquidity. Distributions.
Growth. Positive Cash Flow.
Bring it all together in less time with more focus through your GPS HARVEST Membership.
KEY BENEFITS OF YOUR HARVEST MEMBERSHIP
Access the GROW Video Library for learning the core issues & strategies
Get one-on-one assistance to design your fully customized solutions
Full collaboration to confidently communicate & execute your plan.
WHAT’S THE VALUE OF A FARM SUCCESSION STRATEGY?
Life WITHOUT a Plan
Impossible to meet all expectations
Takes new debt to buy old family dirt
Divided ownership = No buying power
Inheritance divided despite interests
Fractional farms to future generations
Life WITH a Plan
Expectations established in advance
New debt is only added for new dirt
Single ownership = Full buying power
Heirs can each pursue their own goals
Whole farms multiplied, not divided
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GET A FARM SUCCESSION STRATEGY IN PLACE TODAY.
BUT SOMEDAY, YOUR FARM HEIR WILL HAVE TO
COMPETE WITH A FAMILY THAT DOES.
BUT SOMEDAY, YOUR FARM HEIR WILL HAVE TO COMPETE WITH A FAMILY THAT DOES.
Here’s What’s Included in Your GPS HARVEST Membership:
Farm Succession Strategies
Financial Tool Coordination
Asset Ownership Coordination
GPS GROW Video Library
Collaboration with Client’s Legal/Tax Advisors
Your HARVEST Membership gives you full access to the GROW Video Library to reinforce the concepts while you work with professionals to craft your customized farm estate strategies.
Renews Annually at $250/Year
Get Started Today with 3 Simple Steps!
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THE FARM ESTATE GPS HARVEST MEMBERSHIP PROCESS
Four Steps for Maximizing Your Farm Succession Strategies
Planning meetings can be in person or through video/phone conferencing.
Financial tools available through Farm Financial Strategies, Inc.
“They are so knowledgeable and personable. They listened carefully to our story and were able to layout different options we could use to meet our goals. They worked with us through the whole process and answered all our questions. They even joined us as we met with the attorney when getting legal documents ready. They cared about us as a family, not just a business transaction.”
— Tim & Becky, HARVEST Members
“Both of us appreciated the patience and insightfulness we received as they listened to and evaluated our desires concerning our estate planning and farm succession ideas. They became critical in instilling the confidence we needed to mold our farm succession plans into a workable solution.”
— Fred & Janine, HARVEST Members
“We were introduced to Farm Estate GPS by some friends who had worked with them. It helped to have someone from the outside to help guide us towards our goals. They helped put some of the big concepts into a strategy that actually works.”
— Jerry & Judy, HARVEST Members
“Since we didn’t know all the steps of the process, we were more than a little intimidated and believed we needed to find someone we could trust to walk us through. We didn’t know where to look, and then we saw an article one of the co-founders wrote in a farm magazine. They seemed like a good fit for our value system and our farm situation, so we contacted Farm Estate GPS. We felt at ease almost immediately. Since we would be sharing some intimate details about our operation this was important to us. They helped break down the process into manageable steps and then helped us decide which step should be first, second…etc. We really appreciated the customized approach for our complicated operation.”
— Mark & Brenda, HARVEST Members
Frequently Asked Questions About the Harvest Membership
Who is the HARVEST Membership best suited for?
While we believe everyone is better off having a solid plan in place, most members range from 50 – 80 years old, have at least one child farming, and one or more off-farm heirs. They genuinely care about the future of their family and their farm and are generally nice people to be around.
Who is Farm Financial Strategies, Inc.?
Farm Financial Strategies, Inc. is a Midwest company that was co-founded by Myron Friesen over 20 years ago. The company was started to solve a need that no one was filling, which was helping farm families step-by-step with their farm succession strategies. Mark McLaughlin and Myron Friesen, along with their other associates at Farm Financial Strategies are committed to seeing family farms thrive into the next generation.
How do you run the meetings if we can’t get to your office?
We love to meet face to face whenever we can, but we can easily conduct our meetings through video conferencing and/or phone calls when needed. We were already doing online meetings before any shutdowns made it more common.
How and when is the HARVEST subscription paid?
The HARVEST Membership is an investment of $1,000 – $2,000. The amount will be determined during the preview call or shortly thereafter. The first half of the payment is due up front. The second half is due once your plan is defined, and you are to the point of scheduling your estate planning meeting with your attorney. There is an annual HARVEST Renewal subscription for $250/year after to maintain access to the online resources and updates on issues impacting farm estate strategies.
What videos and online resources will we have access to with the HARVEST Membership?
You will gain access to all of the content inside the GROW Video Library. So as a HARVEST Member, you essentially have access to all the benefits or our SEED and GROW Memberships. We will be sure highlight the relevant videos to review as you step through each stage of the planning process. PLUS, you will get access to ongoing video updates and downloadable tools made exclusively for our HARVEST Members. We’ve designed these resources to help guide you through the planning process as smoothly as possible and to help keep your strategies on the right path going forward.
When does the HARVEST Renewal start?
The $250 HARVEST Renewal begins in year two. We want you to stay on top of your plan as your goals, family, or farm operation changes over time. The HARVEST Renewal allows you to maintain full access to the GROW Video Library and stay current with our HARVEST Member updates on the issues that may impact your estate and farm succession strategies.
What if I already have an attorney?
Great! We are glad to hear that. We are not looking to replace a trusted relationship. We are looking to help you to understand your options, organize and articulate your goals, and prepare your estate and farm succession strategies to help your attorney document the best plan for you and even build upon your relationship.
What happens after the call if we decide to go forward?
We will lay out the next steps in our call. We’ll also show you how to log in to our system to get immediate access to our videos and go over the information we need to get started with the one-on one planning.