Students receiving credit must meet three criteria for a Pass.
- The student(s) must attend and participate in all four days of the Returning to the Farm Seminar. In addition the owner/operator of the farm where the student hopes to be the successor must also attend the seminar.
- The student(s) will prepare a paper outlining a transition plan for their farming situation. The purpose of the paper is to develop a plan that demonstrates a working knowledge of the topics covered in the seminar.
- The student(s) must share the paper with the people with whom they attended the Returning to the Farm Seminar. After reviewing and discussing the paper the people providing the succession opportunity must sign it. That doesn’t necessarily mean they agree to everything in the plan but it does mean they have read the plan proposed by the student. This requirement is intended to be a learning/sharing experience for all parties involved with the succession plan.