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Farm succession workshop set

By Staff | Nov 17, 2014

PERRY – A “Farm Succession, Determining Your Legacy” workshop is set from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Carnegie Library Museum in Perry.

One of the greatest concerns for a family farm, according to the Iowa State University Extension Beginning Farmer Center, is the transfer of the farm from one generation to the next. This process can create both opportunities and constraints on the sustainability of the farm business that other non-farm entities rarely experience. Family farms are unique because the farm is not only the place of business for the family but also the place of residence and tradition making it hard to give up.

The day will kick off with a drama written by, Mary Swander an Iowa State University professor.

Later, in the afternoon, attendees will have the option to tour the Carnegie Library Museum which will be set up with agricultural relics and “life on the farm” related displays. Following the tour, Iowa State Extension Farm Transition Specialist David Baker will lead a discussion about succession, providing tools, advice and considerations for beginning this important process.

Check in and breakfast will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the drama will begin promptly at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at the Hotel Pattee. After lunch the workshop will conclude at 3 p.m.

Cost to register is $15 in advance or $20 at the door and includes all food and events during the day. Pre-registration is required by calling the Dallas County Extension office at (515) 993-4281. A registration form will also be available at http://bit.ly/1zS6oh6.

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