Farmland owners will learn the latest on farmland ownership trends, stewardship practices and transfer of property strategies at a workshop to be held on Friday, June 8, at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.


Topics include:


Iowa Farmland Ownership, Tenure and Transition Trends by Wendong Zhang, assistant professor, ISU Economics


Impact of Farmland Stewardship Practices by Sarah Carlson, strategic initiative director, Practical Farmers of Iowa


Conservation Station – ISU Learning Farms staff


Strategies for Selling, Investing and Transitioning Farmland by Mark Newman, Attorney-at-Law, Newman, Thompson & Gray, PC


How Farmers Can Lose Money and Survive by Steve Johnson, farm management specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach


The workshop starts at 9 a.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. at the Polk County ISU Extension Office, 1625 Adventureland Drive, Suite A, in Altoona. The workshop will last until 3 p.m. with a catered lunch.


Preregistration is required by Tuesday, June 5, at $35 per individual or $50 per couple, payable at the door. This fee includes all training material and a catered lunch, and seating is limited.


Contact the Polk County Extension office at 515-957-5760 or kparker@iastate.edu to preregister or to get more details.