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We’ve revamped our farm transfer webpage! Changes include the reorganization of existing content and the addition of new content. We’ll continue to add new content and update existing content over the next few months. If you have questions or suggestions for us during this process, contact Jorgen Rose at jorgen@practicalfarmers.org .
Headline News
Join us for a field day this summer. Practical Farmers has several field days that include farm transfer topics. Field days of note include: 

Friday, June 21 | 1 – 3 p.m. | Algona, IA
Hosted by: Beany Bode and Joanne Roepke Bode

Sunday, June 30 | Noon – 3 p.m. | Castalia, IA
Hosted by: Caite and Jim Palmer

Saturday, August 3 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Maxwell, IA
Hosted by: Bruce Carney

Thursday, August 22 | 1 – 4 p.m. | Frederick, IL
Hosted by: Greg Rebman

Saturday, September 28 | 1 – 5 p.m. | Chelsea, IA
Hosted by: Adam Ledvina
Resources for Farm Transition
John and Halee Wepking are part of a trend we’re seeing in our network at Practical Farmers of Iowa: people between the ages of 30 and 49 looking for a rural place to not only plant roots and raise a family, but to do so through farming. The number-one barrier for these aspiring farmers? Access to farmland.
Though every situation is different, early planning and communication in any farm transfer case can help solve problems before they arise. Watch this recorded farminar to hear from a professional planner about what issues need to be considered, and from Stephen and Crystal Riggins about their experience transferring their farm from the previous generation and to the next.
Does it matter if who owns the farmland isn’t the same as who farms it? This blog discusses an article written in by PFI member and author Beth Hoffman  titled, “Ninety-nine percent of America’s farmers are family-owned. But only half are family farmed.”
This email discussion group is for farmers and farmland owners working through the issues involved in transferring farmland and farm businesses to the next generation. This group is a project of Renewing the Countryside, with support from the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. Join today!
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.
Poll
Are you interested in being part of a peer group designed to support farm transitions?
Yes, I’d like to share stories and insights with others working on transition.
Yes, I’d like to hear from relevant experts through presentations.
Yes, I’d like to both talk with my peers and hear from experts.
Not at this time
Upcoming PFI Events
June 18:   Field Day -  Small Grains
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Dyersville

June 18:   Field Day -   On-Farm Habitat
5-8 p.m. | Lewis

June 19:   Field Day -   Grazing Native Perennials
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Peterson

June 20:   Field Day -   Greenhouse Succulents and Houseplants
3-5 p.m. | Boone

June 20:   Field Day -   Diverse Rotations
5-8 p.m. | Keota

June 21:  Field Day -  Pumpkins and Produce
1-3 p.m. | Algona

June 25:  Field Day -  Organic Weed Control
10 a.m - 1 p.m. | Decorah
June 26:  Field Day -  Small Grains and No-Till
6 -8:30 p.m. | Fostoria, OH

June 30:  Field Day - Family Farm Diversification
Noon - 3 p.m. | Castalia

July 2:  Field Day -  Beginning Farmer Bus Tour
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

July 2: Field Day - Cover Crops with Purpose
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Galva

July 10: Field Day - Farmland Owner Legacy Award
5 - 8 p.m. | Slater

July 11: Field Day - Hard Cider Orcharding
2 - 5 p.m. | Solon

July 16: Field Day - Growing Rural Vegetables
4 - 6 p.m. | Elkport
Looking for more? Contact us!
Jorgen Rose
Habitat & Farm Transfer Coordinator
jorgen@practicalfarmers.org