Iowa farm transition conference Feb. 8-9

Portrait of three generations of men working on the family farm. The senior man, his adult son and grandson are standing together in a lush, green field of rows of potato plants. (Photo: iStock - kali9)

The 2024 Farm Transitions Conference will be held Feb. 8 to 9 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames.

More than 15 presenters including attorneys, farm management experts and farmers will offer two full days of presentations on a wide variety of topics related to farm transitions and estate planning. The conference theme is “Sowing Success,” and the event is hosted by the Beginning Farmer Center at Iowa State University.

The program is for beginning farmers as well as those looking to transition their farm to the next generation, and also those who simply want to review their current farm transition plans. There will be new content and sessions this year, so even if you attended them in the past, plan on learning something new.

All participants will receive a complimentary copy of Estate and Succession Planning for the Farm, a 100-page workbook published this fall by ISU Extension and Outreach.

Register online at For more information, visit the Beginning Farmer website at Tovar can be reached at 515-357-6680 or [email protected].