2019 Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network Meetings

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Appleton, WI, Madison, WI, Eau Claire, WI

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

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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 – local USDA Farm Service Agency loan officers will provide information on the beginning farmer loan programs available through FSA and how the loans can work with a succession plan.

3:15 Communicating with Farmers – strategies and resources for you and your farmer clients. With the tight margins and recent weather events, farmers are exhibiting signs of chronic stress. Learn strategies and resources from UW-Madison Division of Extension educators and WDACTP Farm Center staff to work with your stressed farmer clients.

4:15 Introduction to a New Farm Succession WorkbookGet 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


The WIFSPN steering committee has organized regionals meetings on the following dates and locations:

  • Appleton, Wednesday October 16, The Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St., Appleton

  • Madison, Thursday, October 17, Crown Plaza Madison, 4402 East Washington Ave, Madison, WI

  • Eau Claire, Friday, October 18, Sleep Inn & Suites & Conference Center, 5872 33rd Avenue, Eau Claire

If you would like to register by surface mail, you can send your registration fee (check payable to UW CDP) along with your name, organization, address, phone number and email and the location you wish to attend to:

Joy Kirkpatrick

UW CDP

204 Taylor Hall

427 Lorch St.

Madison, WI 53706

Registration deadline for all three locations is October 9.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Joy Kirkpatrick at 608.263.3485 or email: joy.kirkpatrick@wisc.edu

What's the refund policy?

You can cancel or exchange your registration up to one week prior to the date of the selected workshop. If you need to cancel after that date contact Joy at 608.263.3485 or joy.kirkpatrick@wisc.edu A full refund may not be possible if you wish to cancel less than one week prior.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You can transfer your ticket to another date/location if your schedule changes. You may also transfer your ticket to another person if you cannot attend. You can cancel your registration up to one week prior to the date of the selected workshop. If you need to cancel after that date contact Joy at 608.263.3485. A full refund may not be possible if you wish to cancel less than one week prior.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes


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