Farmland owners will learn the latest on farmland ownership trends, stewardship practices and transfer of property strategies at a workshop on Friday, Sept. 7, at the Polk County ISU Extension office in Altoona.


Topics include:


Midwestern Farmland – Rooted in Growth by Doug Hensley, president, Hertz Real Estate Services


Financing Farmland Purchases by Karen Turner, financial officer, Farm Credit Services of America


Ag & Farmland Legal Update by Kristine Tidgren, director, ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation


Government Farm Program Update by Steve Johnson, farm management specialist, ISU Extension and Outreach


The workshop starts at 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8:30, 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 on or before Tuesday, Sept. 4, 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.