Upcoming Workshops

The Take Root program consists of two 3-hour workshops set up to accommodate busy farm schedules.

Workshop 1

Strengthen and Secure Your Farm's Future

Topics include

  • Getting the conversation started
  • Family communication and business issues
  • Fair vs. equal among heirs
  • Generational differences and needs
  • Goal-setting
  • Preparing for and conducting family meetings to discuss farm succession
  • Tools and strategies for transferring wealth and assets, while minimizing the estate and income tax impact
  • Estate Planning concepts
  • Organizing and inventorying farm and estate assets
  • 24/7 online resources for creating your very own succession plan

Workshop 2

Build Your Farm Succession Advisory Team

Topics include

  • Representing your vision with farm advisors
  • Asking the right questions to get valuable information
  • Interact with a panel of Farm Business Advisors in a dialogue for issues including estate, tax and financial planning, leases and tenant qualities, and beginning farmer opportunities

2024 Workshop Schedule

Polk County

Thursday, July 25 @ 11:30am- 4:30pm

Simpson Barn - 6169 Northglenn Dr Johnston, IA 50131

  • Includes:
    Workshop 1: Strengthen and Secure Your Farm's Future
  • Workshop 2: Build Your Farm Succession Advisory Team

To register, call the Polk County Farm Bureau at (515)964-5354

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The program is FREE to all Iowa Farm Bureau members. The fee for non-members is $60 per couple/family.