Certified Farm/Ranch Succession Coordinator Training, Fargo ND


Certified Farm/Ranch Succession Coordinator Training

NDSU Extension Service will host a Certified Farm Succession Coordinator Training August 11-13 2015 at Barry Hall, NDSU Downtown Campus, Fargo, ND.  

About the training

NDSU Extension has invited John Baker, Attorney, with The International Farming Transition Network (IFTN) to offering this training for professionals interested in becoming a Certified Farm Succession Coordinator. This new training is offered specifically for agricultural professionals, service providers, and organizational leaders who work with retiring farmers and ranchers on farm transfer issues. This will be be first time this three day training has been offered in North Dakota. John Baker is an internationally renowned specialist in farm/ranch success planning.

Why Farm/Ranch Succession Training?

We are at a pivotal period in American agriculture with over 70{62211894bbe3543ea27fa51e74e3ab79f2baeee0f4cbac9ff4b15b5bf1d81fd0} of U.S. farms set to transition during the next 15 years and over 400 million acres of farmland are expected to change hands during this time. The economic future of our nation's agriculture depends on next generation farmers and ranchers' ability to access land and agricultural enterprise. Many farm and ranch operators are realizing the importance of creating a succession plan and the value of a skilled facilitator to lead the process of exploring options, coordinating communication, and conflict management. This training will offer participants insight on the barriers to farm/ranch succession, strategies on working with families, facilitation tools to guide the process, and opportunities to consider real-life examples of farm transfer conflicts.

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Estate Planners
Accountants and Tax planners
Ag Lenders
Adult Farm Management Instructors
Financial Advisors
Retirement Planners
Farm Management Specialists
Mediators working Farm Ranch Families
Land Appraisers
Extension Professionals
Farm Family Consultants
Tuesday, August 11, 2015  11:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday, August 13, 2015  8:30am to 3:30pm

Lodging – For your convenience a block of rooms for August 10-12 have been reserved at the Radisson Hotel downtown Fargo under 'NDSU ITFN Block' at a cost of $99 plus tax.  The block of rooms will be held until July 17, 2015. You may call 701.232.7363 for reservations.

Meals – Registration includes lunch and dinner on Tuesday, a continental breakfast, lunch on Wednesday, and a continental breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

Registration Fees – Early bird registration for this three-day training is $750. After July 27, 2015 the registration fee will be $850. The class size is limited to the first 30 registrants. 

Speaker Bios
John Baker, Attorney at Law, Chair of the International Farm Transition Network and administrator for the Beginning Farmer Center at Iowa State University.
Kiley Mars, Human Resource Development Specialist, Des Moines, Iowa
David Ripplinger, Ph.D., NDSU Assistant Professor for Agribusiness and Applied Economics,
Russ Tweiten  Agribusiness Consultant for AgCountry Farm Credit Services,
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