WI Farm Succession Professionals Network Meeting-Madison

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October 17th, 2019


1:00pm - 5:00pm


$20 per person


Joy Kirkpatrick, Outreach Specialist, UW-Center for Dairy Profitability



The 2019 Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network (WIFSPN) meetings will feature new research, new tools, resources, and techniques to use with farmers and succession planning.


1:00 Welcome, introductions, objectives of the organization and day
1:15 Out of the Mouths of Farmers – Insights on Farm Succession Through Focus Groups – University of Wisconsin Division of Extension educators held farmer focus groups for succession planning. The goal was to learn their barriers to succession planning, their educational and support needs, and their format preferences for learning about succession planning. Themes from the focus
groups included tensions around control, change, financial needs, fair v equal, and communication. This session will provide suggestions in program development based on the learner needs and ideas on addressing the tensions around farm succession conversations and planning.
2:30 Break
2:45 Beginning Farmer Loans and Farm Succession – Presented by local Farm Service Agency Staff
3:15 Communicating with Farmers – strategies & resources for you and your farmer clients during times of stress. Presented by UW Madison Division of Extension educators
4:15 Introduction to a New Farm Succession Workbook – Get a first look at the workbook, Cultivating Your Farm’s Future. The workbook is designed as a companion piece for upcoming Extension workshops. Professionals who are facilitating farm succession discussions can use it to help farms gather information and foster communication around important issues.
4:45 Wrap up, evaluation
5:00 Adjourn

Details regarding the meeting can be found at Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network Meeting.

Register online with credit card payment at http://bit.ly/WIFSPN2019.

To register by surface mail, you can send your registratio fee (check payable to UW CDP) with contact information to:

UW-Center for Dairy Profitablity
attn  Joy Kirkpatrick
204 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706

Event Location

Crown Plaza
4402 East Washington Ave., Madison, WI

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