January 2022

Explore the essentials of a successful farm transition

In person or online, don’t miss this important event

Whether beginning farming, looking to transition your farm business to the next generation, or are a producer somewhere in between, plan to attend the upcoming farm transitions conference being offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Learn from more than 20 experts about opportunities, pitfalls to avoid, and tools required for a successful farm transition. On the first day, you will hear from industry experts on current farm markets and opportunities. Are there opportunities for entry or expansion that you haven’t considered? What are the risks you must weigh? How might these opportunities impact retirement? On the second day, we will dive into the nuts and bolts of farm business transitions. We will explore financial considerations for beginning or expanding a farm business, including business planning essentials. We will also review relevant tax, business, and estate law considerations and explain important planning tools and strategies.

Although we are not offering continuing education credit for this two-day event, professionals working with farmers may benefit from this event as well. Those attending in person will have opportunities for networking, and all attendees (in person or online) may interact with speakers and ask questions throughout both days. All attendees will receive a Farm Transitions manual. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Reach out to Kitt Tovar Jensen, Beginning Farmer Center coordinator, kwtovar@iastate.edu.

When: February 10-11 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Where: In Person at the Gateway Hotel in Ames or Online Through a Live Webinar

  1. $175 in person (includes lunch on both days and Farm Transitions workbook)
  2. $150 online webinar (includes Farm Transitions workbook in PDF form)
  3. $100 for college students (online or in person)

Find the full agenda and registration link on the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation webpage.

farm transitions meeting February 2022


Kitt Tovar Jensen, Beginning Farmer Center coordinator, 515-294-5608, kwtovar@iastate.edu


Kitt Tovar Jensen

Beginning Farmer Center coordinator