Farm and Agribusiness Succession Workshop Nov. 21 in Le Mars

Le Mars, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Farm and Agribusiness Succession workshop on Thursday, November 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office located at the Plymouth County Extension Office in Le Mars.  The workshop is open to farmers and agribusinesses interested in successful succession and transition of their farm or business.
 
“We see a reoccurring need in the Northwest Iowa agriculture community for education on successful succession, whether that be in farming or other agribusiness,” said Janelle Johnson, Plymouth County Program Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach, who is hosting the event. “Transition and succession are difficult topics to broach with family members; but, it is even more difficult if plans are not set in place and communicated before the need for them arises.”
 
Keynote presentations include:
·         “Succession/Transition,” presented by Gary Wright, Farm and Agribusiness Management Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach;
·         “Beginning Farmer Loan and Tax Credit Programs,” presented by Steve Ferguson, Ag Development Program Specialist with the Iowa Finance Authority;
·         “Farm Succession Planning Consideration,” presented by Kitt Tovar, Legal Consultant with the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation;
·         “Farm Succession Ideas for a Successful and Harmonious Transition,” presented by David Baker, Director of the ISU Extension Beginning Farmer Center.
 
 
“Attendees will leave with a better understanding of farm and agribusiness succession, some ideas for what will work for their own enterprise and contact information for people who can help set their ideas into motion,” Johnson said.
 
Registration is $50 per person, which covers all materials, presentations and an evening meal. Individuals can register by Nov. 15 at by contacting Janelle at 712-546-7835 or janelle@iastate.edu. Questions can also be directed to Janelle at 712-546-7835. 
 
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