UW-Extension Workshop Addresses Operating Agreements and the Transfer of Management for Farm Businesses

Contact: Joy Kirkpatrick, joy.kirkpatrick@ces.uwex.edu, 608-263-3485

Operating agreements and the transfer of management are two topics that may be overlooked as people first begin farming together. Whether the partnership is with family members or non-related parties, having written plans for operations and management provides a strong base for a sustainable business. Following a written agreement helps when things are going well and when things get difficult.

University of Wisconsin-Extension and the UW Center for Dairy Profitability will host “Cultivating Your Farm Business’s Future” farm succession meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Crawford County UW-Extension Office, 225 N. Beaumont Rd., Prairie du Chien.

The meeting schedule:

12:30 pm: Registration
1:00 pm: Welcome and Introduction: UW-Extension Agriculture Educators
1:15 pm: Operating Agreements: The Backbone of Any Joint Venture: Melissa O’Rourke, Iowa State University Extension 
2:30 pm: Who’s the Boss? Research and Strategies for Successful Management Transfers: Joy Kirkpatrick, UW Center for Dairy Profitability & UW Extension
3:30 pm: Adjourn

There is no registration fee for this half-day workshop. However, space is limited and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Register online here: http://bit.ly/Cultivating2018-01-10

Or call:

  • Crawford County UW-Extension – 608-326-0223
  • Iowa County UW-Extension – 608-930-9850
  • Richland County UW-Extension – 608-647-6148

This program is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-48200-24226.

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