Certified Farm Succession Coordinator Training

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The University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability, in collaboration with the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN), and North Dakota State University Extension Service, is offering a training for professionals interested in becoming a Certified Farm Succession Coordinator. The training will be held online August 29 and 30, and September 13.

The economic future of our nation’s agriculture depends on the next generation’s ability to access land and business assets. Many farm and ranch operators are realizing the importance of creating a succession plan. Agriculture service professionals who work with these farms and ranches are recognizing that it takes more than a business structure or an estate plan to get those assets transferred to the next generation of managers. Succession planning also includes management transfer, inheritance issues and (surprise!) humans with emotions.

This training will offer:

  • Insight on the barriers to farm succession
  • Strategies on working with families as they navigate farm succession,
  • Facilitation tools to guide the process,
  • Opportunities to consider real-life examples of farm succession case studies.

Instructors for this training are Kiley Fleming, Ed. D, the Executive Director of the Iowa Mediation Service, and Joy Kirkpatrick, a Farm Succession Specialist with the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability. Fleming and Kirkpatrick have been instructors for this training since its inception in 2012. They offer over 35 years of combined succession planning experience to the training.

Attorneys, accountants, lenders, Extension educators, financial advisors, Farm/Ranch mediators, and any individuals who want to specialize in farm succession planning are welcome to participate. This training is approved for 14.75 ND CLE credits plus 2.0 ND Ethics credit for a total of 16.75 ND CLE credits through the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education.

The training will be held over Zoom on the following dates/times:

  • Monday, August 29, 2022, from 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022, from 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time
  • Tuesday, September 13, from 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central Time

Registration fees are $950/person and the registration deadline is August 18. Materials will ship to participants prior to August 29. Organizations that register three or more people can receive a group discount of $50/person. The group must be registered at the same time and paid for as a group. Registration fees includes a 2022-2023 International Farm Transition Network membership.

Register online at https://uwmadison.eventsair.com/aug22training/reg

The schedule for the training is 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on Mon/Tues August 29/30 and 8:00 am – noon on Wed., August 31. Registrants must attend all three days to receive the materials and to be eligible for certification.

Cancellations: Full refunds will be given until August 18th.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Joy Kirkpatrick, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Farm Succession Outreach Specialist

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.