American Farmland Trusts-Conservation Options in Farm Transfer and Estate Planning

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Hilary J Boone Center, 500 Rose Street, Lexington, KY
Speaker: Jerry Cosgrove and Billy Van Pelt, American Farmland Trust
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to updated RSVP guidelines for the Boone Center, we must have a final headcount for all meetings going forward by the Wednesday prior to each meeting.  Please be sure to RSVP within the allotted time (outlined below), as space will be limited outside of it.
What:    “American Farmland Trust - Conservation Options in Farm Transfer and Estate Planning”
Who:      Jerry Cosgrove, American Farmland Trust, Washington, DC and Billy Van Pel, American Farmland Trust, Lexington, KY
When:    Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Where:   Hilary J Boone Center, 500 Rose Street, Lexington, KY


Cost: $15 for members/$25 for guests - Cash, Check and all major Credit Cards accepted at the door ~ or pay online using PayPal.


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We are very excited to have Mr. Jerry Cosgrove and Mr. Billy Van Pelt as speakers for our March meeting!
Mr. Cosgrove is Farm Legacy Director and a Senior Advisor for American Farmland Trust.  He is also Of Counsel at the law firm of Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti and McGough, P.C.  He combines a farming background, legal experience and a long history of nonprofit work and public service.  During his career, he has worked on a range of agricultural, conservation, farm transfer and rural development issues.  His full bio is attached to this event for further knowledge.
Mr. Van Pelt is the Senior Director of External Relations with American Farmland Trust.  He works with major donors throughout the Southeast, presents at conferences and meetings of allied organizations and secures partnership and sponsorships to increase AFT's visibility across the region.  You can read more about Mr. Van Pelt at
It is IMPERATIVE that you RSVP by replying directly to this e-mail no later than  Wednesday, February 26th, at 12:00 PM . Please note that if you come to the meeting without RSVP'ing, you may or may not be admitted entrance based upon the number of those who RSVP. Please also be sure to provide me with the name of any guest(s) you may be bringing with you so that a nametag can be prepared for them.
Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00 PM on 
 Monday, March 2ndIf you do not cancel your reservation, you  WILL  be billed for the regular meeting fee as the Council becomes financially obligated to cover costs.
We look forward to seeing you on  Tuesday, March 3rd at the Hilary J Boone Center!!


Melissa Gregory
Council Executive


P.S.  Have a friend or colleague who may benefit from our meetings?  Feel free to share this invitation and invite them to come join us!

We would like to thank our 2019-2020 BGEPC sponsors:
PLATINUM :  Central Bank and Community Trust and Investment Company
SILVER: MCF Advisors
BRONZE :  WealthSouth
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