Farm Transitions Conference will be held in Ames on February 9-10

AMES, Iowa – The two-day Farm Transitions Conference returns February 9-10, 2023 at the Gateway Hotel in Ames. Whether you’re looking to start farming, want to hand your farm business over to the next generation, or just want to know more about farm planning, this conference will provide expert answers and insights.

Hosted by Iowa State University’s Beginning Farmer Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, attendees will hear from more than a dozen subject matter experts, including attorneys, farmland owners and managers, financial experts and mediators.

man and woman talking with sunset.This two-day conference is packed with practical resources designed to help farmers make informed decisions about handover and succession planning. Students, individuals, and families will all learn how to identify next steps in the planning process and work more effectively with their professional advisors. Opening day includes an overview of current agricultural economics with Chad Hart and Alejandro Plastina, Economists at ISU Extension and Outreach, and a presentation by Chris Cornelius, an Iowan native and co-owner of Cornelius Seed.

In her presentation, titled “Succession Tips from the Field,” Cornelius will share practical experiences and lessons from her fifth-generation family’s seed business, founded in 1935, with her two sons, Will and James, and daughter-in-law Janie. She has also just completed her tenure as President of the Independent Professional Seed Association and is an active partner in their farming company, Cornelius Land & Cattle.

In-person attendees have networking opportunities, including an optional tour of Jack Trice Stadium (limited to 50). Both in-person and online attendees can interact with speakers and ask questions. All participants will receive a free Farm Transitions workbook.

Registration in person is $175 per person and webinar-only registration is $150. Participants can register online.

Groups of two or more people can use code GROUP50 $50 rebate on each in-person registration (does not apply to student registration).

University or college students can register in person or online for $100. To apply for student grants, contact Tovar Jensen at [email protected]

The Gateway Hotel & Conference Center is located at 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, Iowa. A room rate of $114 was reserved. Reserve your room online or call 515-292-8600.

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