Transitioning the family farm from one generation to another can be an emotionally charged and complex issue.

Knowing who should be at the table discussing the farm’s future and how best to approach a transition plan can be difficult for families who have never gone through such a plan.

But through the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Take Root program, farm families can get the necessary help to put a plan in place.

Starting with workshops in 2016, the format of the Take Root program will change to allow families to go more in-depth with their planning. Take Root workshops will now be a series of two, three-hour meetings. The three-hour workshops take place over the course of the two events, where attendees will receive information and resources useful in developing a managed, comprehensive approach to family farm succession.

Two workshops will be held in Mount Pleasant: 

Location: Airport Road Vineyard and Winery - Mount Pleasant, Iowa  

Workshop 1: Strengthen and Secure Your Farm’s Future: January 19, 2016 (6:00 – 9:00 PM)

Workshop 2: Build Your Farm Succession Advisory Team: February 2, 2016 (6:00 – 9:00 PM) 

The program is FREE to all Iowa Farm Bureau members. The fee for non-members is $55 per couple/family. 

To register, call the Henry County Farm Bureau at  (319) 385-3174.

Read more about the Take Root program here.