Roundtable Series on the Future of Family Farms

A Transatlantic Dialogue on the Future of Family Farms

Developing a succession plan for a family farm operation is not an easy task. Both in the US and in Germany, farm families are facing similar challenges when it comes to maintaining this tradition in the long-term. Despite different regulations and incentives, it can be equally hard for young farmers in the US and Germany to take over an operation and even harder to build one from the ground up.

The Program The Future of Family Farms aims to establish a dialogue between farmers from the US and Germany to talk about ways to keep family farming traditions alive in both countries. During a series of roundtables and a corresponding study trip to Germany, discussions will target the challenges related to planning and what it takes to make more young people want to farm.

Roundtable Series

Scheduled for December 2016, the roundtable series will give American farm families the opportunity to meet and talk with German farmers and succession planning experts. We will look at strategies to successfully manage farm succession and various other aspects of family farm business planning both in Germany and the US. What are the key similarities and differences, and what can we learn from each other?

Date & Venue

Farmers' Roundtable in Sioux City, IA
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Stoney Creek Inn Conference Center
300 3rd Street
Sioux City, IA  51101

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