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Myron Friesen

Myron Friesen’s farming roots start on the family farm in Mountain Lake, MN. He began his own livestock ownership as a 7 th grader and has owned land or livestock ever since. He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1989 and spent the next 11 years as an ag teacher and FFA advisor in Osage, Iowa, while growing his own farm in the Osage area.

In 2000, Myron transitioned from teaching to farm transition planning. He knew this was a calling as he observed serious turmoil when both sides of his grandparents passed away. Both of those farms and families were bitterly divided. He has a passion to help other families avoid those issues .

Myron is the co-owner of Farm Financial Strategies, Inc., a company that specializes in developing estate and transition strategies for farm families across the Midwest. An important goal is to take farm families all the way from the start of the process through the “finish line” by getting coordinated documents signed and properly communicated.

In addition, Myron is the co-owner of Farm Estate GPS which is designed to provide unbiased education to any farm family. This web-based information focuses on key terms, topics and teaching in both written and video format that subscribers can access anytime to help them take a next step in their planning or to stay aware of relevant estate planning topics available to enhance their existing plans.

Myron currently owns and operates 940 acres of continuous corn and has contracts for both nursery and finishing pigs. He lives on his farm north of Osage, Iowa, with his wife, Lisa. They have 4 children, Alexa (25), Tyler (22), and twin girls Emily and Ellie (19). Myron and his family have all been very active in athletics, their church and other mission projects.

Myron is a Registered Representative of Lincoln Financial Securities.

Myron can be reached at 866-524-3636, 641-732-3839 or Friesen@Farmestate.com.

For me, the word "normal" commonly comes up when talking with a family. People usually say something like, “We’re kind of a normal family,” or “We’re not really a normal family.”
In regard to farmland, parents often feel pretty sure they know who would keep and who would sell land. Their observations are based on how children have valued money in the past and how they spend money in the present and the future generation. They may also assess spousal influences and other family-related issues.
For the most part, those in agriculture have been good about loading the wagons, but once in awhile, we can lose our focus and start to worry about the mules. Let’s take a look at some examples.
Myron Friesen advises farmers to do their estate planning before it's too late, just as they plan to plant before it's too late.
Sometimes succession planning requires looking at someone else's point of view and setting aside sentimental values.
Does your farm debt plan make sense when you consider the future of your farm and what will happen after you're gone?
We are short of attorneys and accountants who know and love agriculture.
Here’s a list of some “I told you’s,” but as you read just them remember that these words usually come after that fact.
When you’re making the “driveway” for your farm estate, how wide do you need to make it? Do you just keep making it wider and wider to suit everyone?
It’s easy to have 20/20 hindsight, but imagine if you could have 20/20 foresight? Would you do things differently in your estate planning?