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Succession Planning Webinar


This webinar will provide background on what you can do to prepare yourself for the estate planning process. Specifically, this webinar will cover steps that you can take before meeting with an attorney which can save you time and money. Topics will include setting goals, listing assets and liabilities, estate planning tips, as well as a discussion of the basics about some of the commonly used estate tools such as wills, trusts, living wills and retirement accounts. The intended audience for this webinar is farmers and other citizens interested in learning more about the estate planning process. Join Rusty Rumley, Senior Staff Attorney for the National Agricultural Law Center, for this webinar. 

An additional special presentation from Susan Koehler, Manager Farmland Preservation Programs Northwest Arkansas Land Trust, will discuss information about the NWA Land Trust and its Farmland Preservation Programs including conservation easements, and how they can benefit farm families as part of estate, succession and legacy planning.

This webinar was recorded on May 12, 2021. To view a recording of this webinar, click here. 


Rusty Rumley was born and raised on a family farm in Cogar, Oklahoma. He graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma State University in 2004 with a B.S. in AgriBusiness and in 2007 earned his juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma. After law school, Rusty earned his LL.M in Agricultural Law at the University of Arkansas. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Oklahoma and Michigan. Further, Rusty presents around the country to producer, consumer, extension, industry and legal groups on an array of topics.

Susan Koehler is a communications and nonprofit program development professional. She was born and raised in Michigan and worked in several industries in Chicago and Denver early in her career. She moved to NWA in 2006 to lead corporate communications for Sam’s Club, and later joined the Walmart Foundation overseeing several community and national grant programs. She divides her time currently at the Land Trust, and the Benton County Fair helping plan the annual fair and other events at the facility.


Presentation Slides - Rusty Rumley

Presentation Slides - Susan Koehler