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Featured Advisor: Matthew Garrow

eLegacyConnect is pleased to introduce featured advisor Matthew Garrow.  Matt is a partner at Engler, Garrow & Roth Ltd. He focuses on estate planning, business owner succession planning, insurance analysis, and investment management programs. Matt has more than 25 years of financial planning experience. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and also holds the ChFC, CLU, RHU, CASL and LUTCF professional designations.  Matt teaches Financial Plan Development as an adjunct Professor. Matt along with his brother Mitch grow corn and soybeans on 261 acres in NW Ohio.

Being “Brutally Honest” is Hard but Necessary

When I was on the Agricultural Economics faculty at Cornell University, I was asked to speak at an agronomy professional meeting.  I was given the challenging assignment of assessing their research and extension programs.  I worked hard on my assignment and provided what I thought was a balanced assessment. After the presentation one of my Cornell agronomy colleagues congratulated me and then said: “You were brutally honest!”  What he meant was that I was fair in my assessment, but did NOT hold back, or in the jargon “pull any punches,” with my concerns.

Featured Advisor: Margaret Heiser Fulton

eLegacyConnect is pleased to introduce featured advisor Margaret Heiser Fulton.  She is an attorney practicing law in the areas of estate planning, trusts, probate, taxation, and succession planning for farmers and ranchers.  She is certified by the California State Bar as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. 

Workshops: ASA with eLegacyConnect

During 2014, American Soybean Association (with eLegacyConnect) offers a series of succession planning workshops, presented by Kevin Spafford. Registration opens in May for events in TN, KY, SD, OH, IN, and IL - with sponsorship from Farm Credit, AGCO, and state associations.