International Farm Transition Network: Annual Meeting and Farm Succession Facilitation Training




Monday, October 5, 2015

Ramada Inn 2310 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850

The International Farm Transition Network will hold its annual meeting on October 5th in Ithaca, NY. The goal of the network is to support programs that foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers. The annual conference provides opportunities for programs and individuals to share information, strengthen existing programs, and help to establish new programs that assist people to begin a career in agriculture, particularly by addressing farm access.

Following the annual meeting, the IFTN will be offering its Certified Farm Succession Coordinator Training October 6th-8th. The training will be led by John Baker, Attorney at Law with the Beginning Farmer Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  During the training participants will learn about: Farm Business Succession Planning: Process, Parts and Problems, Family Communication, and the Role and Duties of the Coordinator and the Responsibilities of the Parties. Case studies and role play activities will allow participants

New York FarmLink and Pennsylvania FarmLink are co-sponsors of this program.

Registration for the Certified Farm Succession Coordinator Training will be limited to the first 25 people.  Lunch and materials are included in the $750 registration.  Registration for the IFTN annual meeting will cover lunch.  To register for one or both events, go to  Registration deadline is September 18, 3015.

The IFTN meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday October 5th with lunch.  The meeting will carry over to Tuesday, adjourning at 11 a.m.  The “Certified Farm Succession Coordinator Training“ will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October  6th and run through the afternoon of October 8th.
For more information, contact Darlene Livingston or Michele Grove at 717-705-2121 or by email at

Room rates are $109.95/night plus tax and includes breakfast.  Reservations may be made by calling the Ramada Inn at 607-257-3100 by September 18thand mention CGIFTN for the group rate.

Cost $750 Group Small Farms Program: Central NY
Contact E-Mail
Contact Name Darlene Livingston or Michele Grove
Contact Phone 717-705-2121