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Idaho Women in Ag

Transitioning Land to a New Generation:
Introduction to Farm Succession Planning

A FREE two-part virtual workshop on farm succession planning


Tuesday, February 21 & Tuesday, February 28, 2023

6 - 7:30 pm PST / 7 - 8:30 pm MST

Registration Closed

This free workshop introduces participants to farm succession planning and the steps involved in a farm or ranch transfer within or outside of the family.  The first workshop session will provide an overview of getting started with farm or ranch transfer including clarifying values, vision and goals, and identifying the people who need to be involved in the transfer process. The second workshop session will discuss the importance of assessing your current financial position and future needs, the position and needs of other parties involved in the farm/ranch transfer, and identifying key professional service providers that can support incoming farmers and ranchers and exiting owners during the transfer process.  The workshop will conclude with resources and tools for taking the next steps to develop a farm succession/farmland transfer plan.

This workshop is open to all! The Introduction to Farm Succession Planning workshop is designed for current landowners and incoming producers who are interested in learning the steps involved in farm succession planning. This includes landholders who may be retiring, planning their estates, or simply want to know more about making land available for a new generation and young and beginning farmers and ranchers looking for land to farm.

Meet the Instructor

Colette DePhelps

University of Idaho Extension, Northern District
Community Food Systems Area Educator

Colette DePhelps is a University of Idaho Extension Community Food Systems Area Educator located in Moscow, Idaho.  DePhelps leads the University of Idaho Extension’s Idaho Women in AgTM and Idaho Cultivating SuccessTM small farm education programs.  She is a member of the American Farmland Trust’s Transitioning Land to a New Generation national team, is certified as an American Farmland Trust Land Access Trainer and an International Farm Transition Network Farm Succession Coordinator.


The Transitioning Land to a New Generation curriculum being used in this workshop was created by American Farmland Trust in collaboration with a team of agricultural educators and experts in farmland transition and access from across the U.S.  This work is supported by an Educational Enhancement grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Award # 2020 - 49400 – 33257.


The Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise in Idaho project is supported by:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative grant #2019-68006-29325 / project accession #1018649

The Project Team: Dr. Ryanne Pilgeram (Project Manager), Dr. Paul Lewin, Colette DePhelps, Mackenzie Lawrence, Dr. Monica Fisher, Jennifer Werlin, and Dr. Katie Dentzman.

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