Passing the Torch: Family Farm Transfer


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2019. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available on the conference website.

Workshop Session: Friday II 

The generational divide can be a challenge to cross when you’re trying to plan your farm’s succession. We’ll discuss ways to communicate and resolve conflict, plus share strategies that have worked to create legal security that suits everyone involved.

Ted Matthews is a mental health practitioner with over 30 years of professional counseling experience with farmers. He is the director of Rural Minnesota Mental Health Support.

Stephanie Zetah is a regenerative farmer at New Story Farm in Minnesota. She has been through the farm transition process and has resources and experience to share.

Madeline Schultz has helped her parents transition their family farm in Iowa.

Melissa O’Rourke is an attorney and farm & agribusiness management specialist for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.