Farm Management – Transition Planning

Extension Farm Management Friday webinars will address transition planning

Madison, Wis. – Having intentional conversations around farm succession and developing future plans for the farm provides a better chance of transition success. University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is hosting webinars that will highlight Extension resources available to assist in transition discussions and planning.

Farm Management Fridays webinars are a part of Extension’s Farm Ready Research winter programming for farmers and ag professionals to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at

Kaitlyn Davis, La Crosse County Extension Agriculture Educator says, “The hardest part about planning is starting one. The Cultivating Your Farm’s Future Workbook will aid you in conversations around farm succession and give you a jumpstart in creating a robust plan.”

March topics and presenters include:

March 4, 2022: Cultivating Your Farm’s Future 2.0 – A workbook for Farm Succession in Wisconsin. This webinar will serve as an introduction and guide to using the Extension farm succession workbook titled “Cultivating Your Farm’s Future, A Workbook for Farm Succession Planning in Wisconsin”. In this session we will dive into changes and updates made to the book, how to utilize it, and where you can find it. This workbook was developed as a companion to the various farm succession and transition planning programs by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension.

March 18, 2022: Who’s the Boss? The Transfer of Management on the Farm. This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the transfer of management from one generation to the next. We will highlight research and resources for beginning the conversation, identifying what factors might impede on the transfer of management, and creating a timeline for when and how management could change hands.

Learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to forage and farm management. Farm Ready Research webinars continue until May 2022.