A workshop on farm transition, beginning farmers and farmland preservation will be held from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at The Duck Inn, Delavan.
This workshop will provide key information about what farmers and landowners need to successfully transition their farming operation to the next generation or to non-family members. It will also provide information for new farmers looking for farming opportunities.
The workshop will pay particular attention to the farmland preservation tools available, including conservation easements and land trusts.
Presentations will include details on government and organizational resources, but also first-hand accounts from farmers and families who are going or have gone through transitions to maintain farming operations.
Attendees will learn the necessary steps for farm transitions, new beginnings and farmland preservation specific to their region and operation.
The event will include a lunch featuring local food.
Early bird registration is $25 prior to Sept. 7.
The workshop is sponsored by Wisconsin Farmers Union, in cooperation with UW-Extension and Town & Country RC&D.
For more information, visit the Wisconsin Farmers Union website, www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com,
or contact Sarah Lloyd, firstname.lastname@example.org,