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Saturday, January 25 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Farmland Transition Workshop

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In this workshop, Mary Swander discusses some of the family issues that arise with farm and
ranchland transition. She brainstorms with the class to map out common family scenarios that
often include: the aging parents who want to preserve their way of farming but come into conflict
with the younger generation; the farmland owner who has no heirs who want to take over the
operation; the family with an on-farm offspring with sweat equity in the operation who wants to
take over the farm, but the siblings want to sell all the land and cash out.

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Mary Swander

Mary Swander is the Poet Laureate of Iowa, the Artistic Director of Swander Woman Productions, and the Executive Director of AgArts, a non-profit designed to imagine and promote healthy food systems through the arts. Her latest book is a collection of essays called The Sunny Side from Route 3 Press.Her most recent book of poetry is The Girls on the Roof (Turning Point/Word Tech, 2009), a Mississippi River flood... Read More →

Saturday January 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am CST
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