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In case you missed the 2020 annual conference, here are some highlights:




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Held weekly through late March and early April, these workshops will focus on retirement in the context of farm transition and succession.

Experts from Syverson Strege will facilitate the workshops and will lay out a roadmap to retirement as part of a larger farm transfer or estate plan. Bring your farm retirement questions!

These free workshops will include coffee and donuts provided by PFI and will start promptly at 10:00 a.m.
March 20 - Ottumwa
Great Prairie Area Education Agency

March 25 - Coon Rapids
Whiterock Conservancy
April 1 - Cedar Falls
Tallgrass Prairie Center

April 7 - Humboldt
Farm Bureau Financial Services
Resources for Farm Transfer
The farminar will feature Doug Thesenvitz from Thompson Law and Amy Williams from Cornerstone Private Asset Trust Company.

Doug and Amy will discuss what trusts are, how trusts work and how they can be used to create a legacy plan that transitions assets to the next generation in a smart and protective manner. 

New resources for landowners

We published a profile of PFI members Larry and Margaret Stone discussing how the couple has used conservation easements to protect their land. 

A growing number of organizations and individuals are using conservation easements to protect land for agriculture and wildlife, and they can be a powerful tool in a farm succession strategy.
Find A Farmer was created by Practical Farmers of Iowa to help maintain family farms and vibrant rural communities by facilitating the transfer of land from one generation to the next. 

Create a free account as a landowner or land seeker, build a profile that tells your story, search for a match and start an anonymous conversation. 
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Which type of export has helped you the most in your farm transition?
Lawyer
Financial planner / advisor
Accountant / tax advisor
Mediator
Specialized farm transfer consultant
Upcoming PFI Events
Mar. 10:  Farminar -  Farm Trusts
7 p.m. | Online

Mar. 17:   Farminar -   Pork Marketing
7 p.m. | Online

Mar. 20:  Workshop -   Farm Retirement
10 a.m. - Noon | Ottumwa

Mar. 23:   Listening Session -   Strategic Planning
10 a.m. - Noon | Ames

Mar. 23:   Listening Session -   Strategic Planning
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Cedar Rapids
Mar. 23:  Listening Session -  Strategic Planning
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Avoca

Mar. 25:   Workshop -  Farm Retirement
10 a.m. - Noon | Coon Rapids

Apr. 1: Workshop - Farm Retirement
10 a.m. - Noon | Cedar Falls

Apr. 7: Workshop - Farm Retirement
10 a.m. - Noon | Humboldt
Looking for more? Contact us!
Jorgen Rose
Habitat & Farm Transfer Coordinator
jorgen@practicalfarmers.org