Farm Transitions: Acknowledgements

AUTHORS
Jane Grimsbo Jewett, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Hannah Lewis, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Alex Baumhardt, Land Stewardship Project
Farmers’ Legal Action Group

CONTRIBUTORS
Robert Maggiani, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Rich Myers, National Center for Appropriate Technology

EDITORS
Brian DeVore, Land Stewardship Project
Jane Grimsbo Jewett, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Karen Stettler, Land Stewardship Project
Cathy Svejkovsky, National Center for Appropriate Technology

PROJECT TEAM
Amy Bacigalupo, Land Stewardship Project
Terra Brockman, The Land Connection; Author, The Seasons on Henry's Farm
Gary Hachfeld, University of MN Extension
Dean Harrington, Foresight Bank, Plainview
Amanda Heyman, Fare Grange Law Office, LLC
Jan Joannides, Renewing the Countryside
Joy Kirkpatrick, University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability
LouAnne Kling, Farm Advocate; Farm Transitions Coach
Jack LaValla, Riverland Community College; Farm Business Management instructor
Bill McMillin, Grass-fed Beef Producer & Land Stewardship Project Member, Plainview
John Mesko, Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota
Helene Murray, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside
Vicki Poier, Conventional Farmer; Land Stewardship Project Member, Montevideo area
Kent Solberg, Sustainable Farming Association, Livestock & Grazing Specialist
Susan Stokes, FLAG (Farmers' Legal Action Group)


REVIEWERS
Craig Chase, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
Helene Murray, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
Brian Schoenborn, Attorney, Leonard, Street and Deinard Law Firm
Audrey Arner, Moonstone Farm, Montevideo, MN
Carmen Fernholz, A-Frame Farm, Madison, MN
Ann Lemke, Fresh Air Farm, Watkins, MN
Helen Bettendorf, St. Cloud, MN


ADVISERS
John Baker, Iowa State University Beginning Farmer Center; Richard Cates, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Craig Chase, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Ed Cox, Drake Agricultural Law Center, Drake University; Tim Delbridge, University of Minnesota; Gary Hachfeld, University of Minnesota Extension; Ann Johanns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Rob King, University of Minnesota; Carl Little, National Center for Appropriate Technology; Jeri Neal, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University; Teresa Opheim, Practical Farmers of Iowa

Funding and staff support for this project was provided by Land Stewardship Project through a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development grant; the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture; and the National Center for Appropriate Technology.

Thank You

This toolkit would not have been possible without the expertise and energy offered by Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (MISA) staff members Jane Grimsbo Jewett and Helene Murray. In addition, Jane’s dedication to guiding the process of researching information, engaging writers and securing reviewers, along with her own researching and writing, has made this toolkit possible. Thank you, Jane and Helene.

The topic of farm transitions is broad and complex. The advisory committee members and reviewers shared their expertise from diverse backgrounds and served a key role in guiding and reviewing the form and content of the toolkit. Thank you to all.

This project was supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2010-03107. To find more resources and programs for beginning farmers and ranchers please visit www.Start2Farm.gov, a component of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

— Karen Stettler, Land Stewardship Project, November 12, 2013

Copyright 2013, Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture.

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This publication was a collaborative effort of the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Land Stewardship Project, National Center for Appropriate Technology, and Farmers' Legal Action Group; with partial funding from a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant.