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Families apply new communication, planning skills to farm succession

two farmers walking

Talking about transitioning the family business from the exiting generation to the entering generation is a difficult conversation for many Iowa families. That’s why ISU Extension provides farm and business succession workshops.

“People come looking for skills and information to keep the farm in the family and to continue building the family legacy,” said attorney John Baker, with the ISU Extension Beginning Farmer Center. “These workshops move university research into communities in ways Iowans want it, so they can make better decisions and live out their dreams and aspirations.”

This article appeared in August 2011 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter