The International Farm Transition Network is offering training to become a Certificated Farm Succession Coordinator. The IFTN is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support programs that foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers. The training will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Pyle Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The target audience for this new training is agriculture professionals who work with farm and ranch businesses on farm succession issues and want to offer a coordinated facilitation service to their agriculture clientele on farm succession.
The economic future of the nation's agriculture depends on the ability of a new generation to enter farming. Many farm or ranch businesses recognize the need to develop a succession plan and can benefit from an outside facilitator to help lead the process of exploring options and developing communication and conflict management strategies. This training will offer participants insights on barriers to farm/ranch succession, strategies on working with families, facilitation tools to keep the process moving and a chance to discuss real-life examples of farm succession conflicts they may have encountered in their work.
Registration fees for the three-day training are $600 for IFTN members, $750 for non-IFTN members (includes one year membership) and $500 for students. Register online.
Lodging may be available at the Lowell Center, just one short block from the Pyle Center. For more information about the Lowell Center visit their website at conferencing.uwex.edu/lodging.cfm or contact by phone at 608-256-2621.
For a detailed agenda and more information on this program, contact John Baker at the Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa State University, 515.252.7815, [email protected]
This training is sponsored by the International Farm Transition Network, the UW Center for Dairy Profitability, Pennsylvania Farm Link and the North East Center for Risk Management Education.
Source: UW Extension