LSP Farm Transition Planning Workshop

  • Red Wing, Minn.
  • RSVP to Karen Stettler, LSP, 507-523-3366, stettler@landstewardshipproject.org

Are you a farmer or a landowner starting to think about who will be farming your land in the next generation? Now is the right time to start figuring out next steps with the future of your farm.network with other farmers and landowners grappling with similar issues. Hear from professionals regarding financial, tax, and legal implications of farm transitions. Meet local farmers who will tell their stories and share their farm transition experiences. The workshop will be held on Saturdays—Feb. 1, Feb. 22, and March 14— from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop will be held in Red Wing, Minn., and the cost is $200 per family.

Past participants have said:

• “I saved myself thousands of dollars by coming to this workshop!”

• “We need to consider our values at the same time; as it is not all about the money. The workshop made us really think about the legacy we want to leave behind.”

• “Although we had done some farm transition work prior to this workshop, we still have much to learn. Many farm families are in our same situation, and we were able to learn from the other participants in the program. Each family had a different approach to transition, and hearing these was very helpful. Every story and experience added something to our knowledge.”

• “Farm Transition is about life transition. In the longer view it is our lives that come and go, the farm stays. We pour body and soul into the farm while we are here. It feeds us and many other people and we work to leave the land better than we found it. We will leave it one day; we know that for sure. We hope to see someone else love it as much as we do. Living to see this happen in some form is, to me, the central issue of farm transition.”

For more information and to register for LSP’s Farm Transition Planning Workshop, contact LSP’s Karen Stettler at 507-523-3366 or via e-mail.

How One Farm Transition is Taking Place

To read a recent LSP profile that describes how a retiring farm couple is passing on their operation to the next generation, click here.