September 27 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. $40/$32*
This workshop provides an overview of agricultural trends that can compel farm owners and families to explore estate planning options and preservation tools to help secure their farms for future farming opportunities. Learn about issues to consider as you begin to develop, communicate and implement a succession plan for your farm, and what preservation options, such as permanent conservation easements, are available to help you make the best decision for your farm's future. Also, hear how one local land trust leverages local, state, and federal funding to purchase agricultural conservation easements on several projects in the Madison region.
Course level: Beginner Instructors: Angela Curtes, Land Preservation Consultant & Jim Welsh, Executive Director-Natural Heritage Land Trust & Joy Kirkpatrick, Outreach Specialist-UW Center of Dairy Profitability
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Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
We are a non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate the ecological, social, economic, and spiritual vitality of food and farming systems through education, research, policy and market development.
We envision an ever-creative cultural process in which farmers and consumers create agricultural landscapes with healthy regional systems of land use, food production and distribution.
Since our founding in 1984, we have worked to realize this vision.
Please inquire if special arrangements may be needed.