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Rogue Farm Corps' series of workshops in April 2018, "Changing Hands A Workshop on Farm Succession Planning and Access to Land" will bring together aspiring and retiring farmers for a full day of training on land access and succession planning. We will also have some facilitated networking on regional issues throughout the day so we can begin to build a community that will last beyond the workshops.

If you are an aspiring farmer, come learn about creative ways to start your farm business with topics on finding, leasing, financing and buying agricultural land.

If you are a retiring farmer, come learn from experts about what it takes to pass on your business to the next generation - keeping it in the family or finding others to carry it on.

These day-long workshops start with breakfast at 7:30am, the program begins at 8:30am and goes through 5:00pm with lunch and happy hour included.

Register now for just $20, including meals. Late registration within 10 days before each event will be $30.

Get your tickets at the following links:

Friday, April 20: Clackamas Community College in Milwaukie
Monday, April 23: SOU Higher Education Center in Medford
Friday, April 27: Central Oregon Community College in Redmond
Monday, April 30: Sprout! in Springfield

Contact Ashley Rood with questions  at ashley@roguefarmcorps.org or call  971.409.6806.

Read more about our work to help farmers protect and pass on their agricultural land here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District

East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)

Greenleaf Farm Management

Iroquois Valley Farms 

Organically Grown Company

Southern Oregon University SBDC

The Oregon Community Foundation

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District


Agenda:

7:30am - 8:30am - Registration and breakfast

8:30am - 9:00am - Welcome and keynote

9:15am - 10:30am

  • Succession Track - Working with your family to plan for succession

  • Access to Land Track - Finding and leasing farmland, including creative pathways to land tenure

10:45am - 12:00pm

  • Both Tracks - Buying and selling agricultural real estate

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch at facilitated discussion tables

1:00pm - 2:15pm

  • Succession Track - Working with your attorney and professional team to plan for succession

  • Access to Land Track - Financing options for purchasing land, conventional and emerging

2:30pm - 3:45pm

  • Both Tracks - Creative methods for passing on assets and management to next generation

3:45pm - 4:00pm - Thank you and takeaways from the event

4:15pm - 5:00pm - Snacks and networking