Friday, January 29, 2016 8:30 - 5:00
What Are We Trying To Find Out?
What Did You Say?
Wants, Needs, Expectations, Fears
Retirement Planning
Financing Retirement
Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:30 - 3:00
The Most Important Things In My Life Are…
Years From Now We Will…
Owner and Successor Panel
What Are We Doing?
Setting the Guideposts
Friday, March 4, 2016 8:30 - 5:00
What Was That You Said?
Agricultural Outlook
Strategic Business Planning
Transfer Planning
Estate Planning
Saturday, March 5, 2016 8:30 - 3:00
Knowing the Numbers
Reviewing the Process
The Critical Path Method

Who Should Attend

Any family considering a multiple generation farm business should attend. You can't afford not to!


ISU Students can earn up to 2 credit hours. Contact Dave Baker for additional information.


$350 for up to 4 participants. $50 for each participant over 4. This registration fee is for all 4 days, lunches included. As part of your registration you will get a FREE Farm Savvy binder with worksheets, exercises, and pertinent articles included - this alone is an $85 value.




The conference is being held at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. Call 800-FOR-AMES to make a reservation. There is not a room block.

Special Needs

If you need accomodations for a disability or a dietary restriction call 877-BFC-1999 or email
Change in Plans? If you cannot attend the conference, you may send a substitute. If you cancel your registration by January 4, 2016 your registration fee will be refunded less a $30 processing fee. E-mail if you need to cancel. No refunds will be made after January 5, 2016.  If we cancel the Ag Link seminar, you will receive a full refund.
John R. Baker, Attorney at Law - Beginning Farmer Center Administrator, ISU Extension
Office: 515.727.0656 or 800.447.1985 | E-mail:
Dave Baker - Farm Transition Specialist, Beginning Farmer Center, ISU Extension
Office: 515.252.7814 or 877.BFC.1999 | E-mail:
Kelvin Leibold - Farm Management Field Specialist, ISU Extension
Office: 641.648.4850 | E-mail:
Margaret VanGinkel – Resource Management Specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline Coordinator, ISU Extension
Office: 515.727.0656 | E-mail:
Christa Hartsook - Small Farms Specialist, ISU Extension
Office: 515.294.4430 | E-mail:
Kiley Mars - Human Resource Development Specialist

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