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Workshop about farm succession in Prairie du Chien
farm succession

CRAWFORD COUNTY - UW-Extension and the UW Center for Dairy Profitability will host ‘Cultivating Your Farm Business’s Future’ farm succession meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Crawford County UW-Extension Office, 225 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien.

Operating agreements and the transfer of management are two topics that may be overlooked as people first begin farming together. Whether the partnership is with family members or non-related parties, having written plans for operations and management provides a strong base for a sustainable business. Following a written agreement helps when things are going well and when things get difficult.


12:30 p.m.: Registration

1 p.m.: Welcome and Introduction

UW-Extension Agriculture Educators

1:15 p.m.: Operating Agreements: The Backbone of Any Joint Venture

Melissa O'Rourke, Iowa State University Extension

2:30 p.m.: Who's the Boss? Research and Strategies for Successful Management Transfers

Joy Kirkpatrick, UW Center for Dairy Profitability & UW Extension

3:30 p.m.: Adjourn

There is no registration fee for this half-day workshop. However, space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Register online here: , or you can call: Crawford County UW-Extension – 608-326-0223; Iowa County UW-Extension – 608-930-9850; or Richland County UW-Extension – 608.647.6148.

This program is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-48200-24226.