Breakout Sessions - Round 3

Breakout Sessions - Round 3 Iowa Farm Bureau Young Farmer Conference Breakout Session descriptions
A. Family and Farm – It’s More than a Balancing Act

Rena Striegel, President, Transition Point Business Advisors
In family businesses, our place in the family often defines our role on the farm. Operating a family business can present challenges. Rena will talk through strategies other family operations implement to make sure the family can remain a family, and the farm can operate successfully.

B. Stress on the Farm: Strategies that Help (Repeated)
David Brown, Ph. D., LMFT, CFLE, Behavioral Health State Specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach

C. Hay Production
Speaker TBA
Learn how to produce high quality hay, manage soil fertility and find the market for your hay.

D. Before You Build: Swine Facilities 101
Brian Blumhagen, General Manager, New Modern Concepts
If you are working with dated swine facilities, learn how to evaluate conditions and functionality. When building and working with new facilities, learn what options to consider and associated costs.

E. Extend the Results from Your Garden
Kate Edwards, Wild Wood Farms, Johnson County & Carmen Black, Sundog Farm and Local Harvest CSA, Johnson County
It seems like all the tomatoes are ripe at once, sweet corn is piling up on your counter, and the whole family is tired of zucchini. Learn different ways to use the produce from your garden and benefit from your garden for a longer period. You will also learn different outlets to sell your produce.

F. Leading the Farm Bureau Vision
Samantha Wagner, Regional Manage, Region 6 & John Sandbothe, Regional Manager, Region 17, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation
Your County Farm Bureau is actively involved in policy development, advocating for agriculture and bettering rural Iowa communities. IFBF regional managers will discuss ways to get involved and be active within your county.

G. Alternative Protein (Repeated)
Speaker TBA

H. Meat Goats: 101 (Repeated)
Deb and Eric Finch, Story County

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