Food and Environment Programs

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Farm Transition and Beginning Farmers

The farm population is aging and facing decisions about their retirement and estate and the next generation of farmers. Programs address the needs of new farmers and estate planning for farm families and tax and estate professionals.

Beginning Farmer Center

Beginning and retiring farmers will learn about options and alternatives available to them for a successful transfer of the farm. A successful transfer primarily focuses on maintaining the integrity of the family. Teach people to think of the farm family before the family farm.

Estate Planning and Farm Transition

Participants will better understand estate and/or farm transition planning and increase the likelihood of achieving their goals.

Young and Beginning Livestock Producer Success Network (Peer Groups)

Improved networking and technical information on beginning and growing equity in Iowa livestock operations, information on available leadership programs from industry partners.