CORN Newsletter

 

January 31 – February 13, 2023

 

Editor: Chris Zoller

 

Weather Update: January 2023 – A Month of Soil Moisture Recharge

Author: Aaron Wilson

Summary

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Sampling Corn Grain for Vomitoxin

Author: Pierce Paul

Moldy grain and vomitoxin levels vary considerably within the grain lot.

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Cover Crop Management Seminar

Authors: Mark Badertscher, Randall Reeder

Cody Beacom and Jim Hoorman are the headline speakers for a Cover Crop Management three-hour morning program presented by the Ohio No-Till Council, Hardin County OSU Extension, and The Nature Conservancy.

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REDMINDER: Join Us for the 3rd Annual Virtual Corn College and Soybean School

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Amanda Douridas, CCA, Taylor Dill

Due to popular demand, the AgCrops Team will host the 3rd annual virtual Corn College and Soybean School on February 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring your OSU Extension state specialists and soil fertility guest speaker, Dr.

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Northwest Ohio Agronomy Day

Author: Alan Leininger

Henry County will be hosting the 2023 Northwest Ohio Agronomy Crops Day on February 8th, 2023. This year’s event will feature Dr. Pierce Paul, Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Plant Pathology at the Ohio State University.

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Hot Topics in Grain Crops Series

Author: Ed Lentz, CCA

The Ohio State University Extension – Hancock County office will be offering its Hot Topics in Grain Crops Series over three evenings in February and March at the Hancock County Agricultural Service Center, 7868 CR 140, Findlay, OH 45840.

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About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Nic Baumer

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Carrie Brown
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dirk Dempsey
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Taylor Dill
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Ken Ford
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Mike Gastier, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Jamie Hampton
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Elizabeth Hawkins
Field Specialist, Agronomic Systems

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ed Lentz, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Osler Ortez
State Specialist, Corn & Emerging Crops

 

Jordan Penrose
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Richard Purdin
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Matthew Schmerge
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Clint Schroeder
Program Manager

 

Brooks Warner
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Curtis Young, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

 

Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023

By June of 2023, all medically important antibiotics currently available at most feed or farm supply stores will now require veterinary oversight (written Rx) to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production. Examples of affected antibiotics include injectable penicillin and oxytetracycline.  In addition, some retail suppliers who were able to sell these drugs/products in the past may no longer sell them after June of 2023.  This means that small and large animal veterinarians should be prepared for an increase in calls and visits from animal owners who previously may have purchased these drugs over the counter at their local farm supply store.  To continue using medically important antimicrobials, you may need to establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship (VCPR). Consult your veterinarian for more information.

What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?

A veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients and is critical to the health of your animal(s). The practical explanation is that it is a formal relationship that you have with a veterinarian who serves as your primary contact for all veterinary services and is familiar with you, your livestock/animals, and your farm operation. This veterinarian is referred to as your Veterinarian of Record (VoR), and both the VoR and the client should sign a form to document this relationship.

What species are included?

From companion dogs and cats to backyard poultry, and from rabbits and show pigs to large livestock farms. The same restrictions will apply to all companion and farm animal species.

How do your health protocols measure up?

Health protocols are customized for individuals and farm-specific, and practicing veterinarians are often asked to develop and write protocols for individual farms, particularly health protocols. Injectable antimicrobials alone will not work as intended if animals are experiencing pain (drop feed and water intake) and/or dehydration. OSU Veterinary Extension is available to review your health protocols, but must submitted by a practicing veterinarian to Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann at schuenemann.5@osu.edu.

Resources:

  1. Over-the-Counter Antibiotics Will Require Veterinary Oversight (Rx) Beginning in June of 2023
  2. Veterinary Client-Patient Relationship
  3. Veterinary Feed Directive
  4. List of Approved New Animal Drug Applications Affected by GFI #263
  5. PowerPoint Presentation: Dr. Amber McCoig discussing FDA Guidance for Industry #263 and #256
  6. Antibiotic Stewardship for Beef and Dairy Cattle
  7. Antibiotic Stewardship for Poultry
  8. Antibiotic Stewardship Sheep and Goats

Don’t Miss Out on 2023 Soil Health Webinar Series

Don’t Miss Out on 2023 Soil Health Webinar Series

By:  Stephanie Karhoff, Tony Nye, Taylor Dill, and Jamie Hampton

The Agronomic Crops Team Soil Health Webinar Series returns this winter. You won’t want to miss out on this year’s line-up of farmers and academic experts covering a wide range of soil health topics.

Programs include:

  • January 5th, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Precipitation and Management and their effect on soil health Dr. Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University
  • February 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Know Your Biologicals and What They Can (or Cannot) Do for You, Dr. Mark Licht, Iowa State University
  • March 2nd, 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Intercropping & Soil Health, Lucas Criswell, No-till producer
  • March 30th, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Soil Health & Water Quality, Dr. Vinayak Shedekar, The Ohio State University and Dr. Will Osterholz, USDA-ARS

There is no cost to attend these programs, but registration is required. Register at www.go.osu.edu/soilhealth2022. 1-hour CCA CEU in Nutrient Management will be offered at each session. CCA CEUs are only available to participants attending live sessions (we cannot give CCA credit for watching the recordings).

All programs will be recorded, and recordings will be available to view on our YouTube channel. Last year’s Soil Health Webinar sessions can be viewed online here.

 

Growing Green 2023: Cover Crop Opportunities

Growing Green 2023: Cover Crop Opportunities

Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00am
Location: McGregor Hall (Room 113), 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Description: The benefits of cover crops include reducing soil erosion, keeping soil microbes well-fed, improving nutrient availability, and adding soil organic matter and carbon for higher crop yields. We will learn how to get started with cover crops and hear about a new financial assistance opportunity to implement conservation practices in the Miami Valley. This session will be the first educational event through the “Growing Green” series in 2023. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

“Growing Green” is co-sponsored by Tecumseh Land Trust and the Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, as part of the Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program through U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

Program Schedule

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Jim Hoorman, Soil Health Scientist & Educator with Hoorman Soil Health Services

Title: Getting started with cover crops.

Description: There are three main types of cover crops.  Legumes and clovers make nitrogen and can be great pollinators if left to flower.  Grasses increase carbon and soil organic matter while the fine roots improve soil structure.  Brassica like radish, rape, and kale decrease soil compaction and fight weeds.  Topics on seeding rates, how to plant, and how to terminate  cover crops will be discussed. Cover crops benefits include reducing soil erosion, keeping soil microbes well fed which improves nutrient availability, and adding SOM and carbon for higher crop yields.

11:00 am – 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am –  12:15 pm: Joe Campbell and Leo Deiss of One.Two.Five Benefit Corporation 

Description: Joe and Leo will present a new USDA-NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program opportunity called Financing Climate Smart Agriculture in Ohio’s Miami Valley for farmers in Miami, Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Greene, and Clinton counties. This program is led in partnership with the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, the Tecumseh Land Trust, Retreat at Evans Farms, and Oaks & Sprouts, Limited.  This project’s lead partner, one.two.five, seeks to evaluate the potential for soil carbon storage and greenhouse gas emission mitigation in Ohio soils through regenerative farming and land management practices. This benefit corporation works with the growing global voluntary and pre-compliance carbon offset markets to assign premium values to farmers achieving the highest levels of carbon storage in Ohio.

This project seeks to engage an urban and rural network of BIPOC farmers and non-BIPOC farmers through innovative financial and technical support strategies to spur the adoption of regenerative agricultural practices and systems designed to enhance soil quality and soil carbon storage. This project advances the most pressing issues for climate-smart agriculture, including soil carbon capture and retention through a pay-for-performance compensation approach for farmers who adopt climate-smart agriculture practices and systems. The project area encompasses a diverse landscape of urban and rural and small and large farms. It is home to over 1 million inhabitants, 5,000 farms, and 8,000 producers spread across six counties: Miami, Montgomery, Champaign, Clark, Greene, and Clinton counties.

SPEAKER BIOS

Jim Hoorman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, a Master of Business degree, and a Masters’s in Agricultural Economics, and was a Ph.D. candidate in Environmental Sciences from Ohio State University.  Jim also worked as an Assistant Professor and Extension Educator for Ohio State University Extension for 25 years specializing in soil health, cover crops, nutrient recycling, and water quality.  Jim recently worked three years with the USDA-NRCS as a Regional Soil Health Specialist for Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.  Jim now has his own business called Hoorman Soil Health Services, where he teaches soil health, consults, does grant writing, conducts soil health research, and sells cover crops and early maturing crop varieties.  Jim has worked with cover crops and no-till for over 20 years, promoting soil health principles throughout the USA and the world.

Leo Deiss is a trained agronomist and scientist interested in understanding how soils function in various ecological conditions to support management solutions and promote sustainable development goals. He explores how designing and managing agricultural systems affect soil processes and how these can be translated into vital agroecological functions and provision of services, such as soil health, nutrient cycling, resource use efficiency, and soil organic carbon accrual and persistence.

Joe Campbell is a rural sociologist and natural resource management professional with 15 years of research and teaching experience in the fields of community development, agriculture, and environmental restoration. He supports, designs, and implements community-based solutions to complex sustainable development challenges in Ohio and beyond.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE HOSTS

Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) is a nonprofit conservation organization serving Greene and Clark counties of Ohio and surrounding areas. The purpose of the Tecumseh Land Trust is to preserve agricultural land, natural areas, water resources, and historical sites, in cooperation with landowners and to educate the public about permanent land preservation and conservation. We assist landowners in navigating state and federal easement programs and accept donated easements on farmland and natural areas. In total, the land trust has preserved over 35,000 acres.

Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice is a nonprofit that focuses on Bioregional Regeneration.  At its 138-acre farm in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and through its media and conferences, Agraria demonstrates and teaches practices that restore the ecosystem and human health, cultivate community resilience, and grow just and equitable food systems.  Founded in 1940, the organization has long centered on the role of community in the evolution of human society. Today, its interested in new ways of thinking and living in relationship to each other and the natural world.

OAM Updates

Farm Bill Decisions and Risk Mitigation in 2023

Source: Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator, Ross County If I could accurately predict the future, I would then know which Farm Bill decision to elect for Read more about Farm Bill Decisions and Risk Mitigation in 2023

 

Thinking about selling home-based or farm-raised foods? Our webinar series offers help

By: Peggy Kirk Hall, Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Law Direct food marketing in Ohio is hot. The latest USDA survey identified 7,107 Ohio farms Read more about Thinking about selling home-based or farm-raised foods? Our webinar series offers help

 

USDA ERS America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance – 2021 Financial Performance

by: Chris Zoller, Extension Educator, ANR in Tuscarawas County The United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (USDA ERS) released this report (https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/105388/eib-247.pdf?v=4061.7) in December 2022.  Read more about USDA ERS America’s Farms and Ranches at a Glance – 2021 Financial Performance

OSU Extension to host Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference – March 11th, 2023- in Mansfield, Ohio

Ohio State Extension announced plans to host a Small Farm Conference in Mansfield Ohio on March 11, 2023.  The theme for this year’s Mid-Ohio Small Farm Conference is “Sowing Seeds for Success.”

Conference session topics are geared to beginning and small farm owners as well as to farms looking to diversify their operation.  There will be five different conference tracks including: Farm Office, Horticulture and Produce Production, Livestock, Agritourism/ Marketing, Natural Resources.

Some conference topic highlights include: How to purchase our family farm, food animal processing, bee keeping, sweet corn, blueberry and pumpkin production, small ruminant nutrition, agritourism laws, fruit tree pruning and cut flower diseases.

Anyone interested in developing, growing or diversifying their small farm is invited to attend including market gardeners, farmers market vendors, and anyone interested in small farm living.

Attendees will have the opportunity to browse a trade show featuring the newest and most innovative ideas and services for their farming operation. The conference provides an opportunity to talk with the vendors and network with others.

The Conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Mansfield OSU Campus in Ovalwood Hall, just minutes from I-71 and US Rt 30.

For conference and registration call OSU Extension Morrow County 419-947-1070, or OSU Extension Knox County 740-397-0401. Please follow this link to register for the conference: https://go.osu.edu/2023osusmallfarmconf

Small Farm Conference Brochure 2023

Ag Outlook Meeting & Upcoming programs

OUTLOOK MEETING IN CLINTON COUNTY

Go to 2023 Farm Outlook Registration to RSVP.

 

SAVE THE DATES!!!

Weed University is coming on March 3, 2023, to the Clinton County Extension Office.

Commercial and Private Pesticide Recertification credits will be offered as well as CCA credits.

 

The 2023 Southwest Ohio Corn Growers and Fayette Agronomy Field Day will be held on August 15, 2023, at the Fayette County Farm.

CORN Newsletter

 

January 18 – January 24, 2023

 

Editor: Chris Zoller

 

Great Lakes Wheat Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Registration Closing Soon!

Authors: Mike Estadt, Laura Lindsey, Eric Richer, CCA

Wheat growers interested in becoming part of a ground-breaking new program in the Great Lakes region must register now, so they don’t lose out on the 2023 opportunity to learn more about their wheat crop and how to hit their yield potential.

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Join Us for the 3rd Annual Virtual Corn College and Soybean School

Authors: Laura Lindsey, Amanda Douridas, CCA, Taylor Dill

Due to popular demand, the AgCrops Team will host the 3rd annual virtual Corn College and Soybean School on February 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM featuring your OSU Extension state specialists and soil fertility guest speaker, Dr.

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Madison and Champaign Counties offer Soybean School

Authors: Amanda Douridas, CCA, Grant Davis, CCA

If you want to up your soybean game, Madison and Champaign Counties are offering an in-person Soybean School where you can gain useful insight from university soybean specialists.

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Agricultural Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training and Testing Option

Author: Greg LaBarge, CPAg/CCA

Fertilizer applicator certification began in 2014. The agricultural fertilizer applicator certificate is required by the Ohio Department of Agriculture when you apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of agricultural production.

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Citizen Science for Great Lakes Cover Crops – Spring 2023 Recruitment

 Project Description: The Soil & Agroecosystems Lab at the University of Michigan is seeking farmers to participate in a citizen science study to understand variation in cover crop growth across different farming conditions.
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Ohio Organic Corn Performance Test (OOCPT) – 2022 Results Available

Authors: Rich Minyo, Osler Ortez

The purpose of the Ohio Organic Corn Performance Test (OOCPT) is to evaluate certified organic corn hybrids for grain yield and other important agronomic characteristics.

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About C.O.R.N. Newsletter

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.

 

Contributors:

 

Glen Arnold, CCA
Field Specialist, Manure Nutrient Management

 

Nic Baumer

 

Lee Beers, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amanda Bennett
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Bruce Clevenger, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Rachel Cochran, CCA
Water Quality Extension Associate, Defiance, Van Wert, Paulding Counties

 

Trevor Corboy
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Grant Davis, CCA
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Wayne Dellinger, CCA
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Nick Eckel
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Amber Emmons
Water Quality Extension Associate

 

Alyssa Essman
Visiting Assistant Professor

 

Allen Gahler
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Don Hammersmith
Program Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Andrew Holden
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Dean Kreager
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Horacio Lopez-Nicora
State Specialist, Soybean Pathology

 

Gigi Neal
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Eric Richer, CCA
Field Specialist, Farm Management

 

Aaron Wilson
Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center

 

Josh Winters
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

Ted Wiseman
Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

The information presented here, along with any trade names used, is supplied with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement is made by Ohio State University Extension is implied. Although every attempt is made to produce information that is complete, timely, and accurate, the pesticide user bears responsibility of consulting the pesticide label and adhering to those directions.

CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information, visit cfaesdiversity.osu.edu. For an accessible format of this publication, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.

 

Greene County Master Gardeners to Host 2023 State Conference – Seeks Sponsors

Dear Potential Sponsor:

October 2023, the OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers will host the 2023 State-wide Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer Conference. This will be on Thursday, October 12th through Saturday, October 14th at the Holiday Inn in Fairborn, Ohio. The State-wide Conference is a gathering of the more than 300 Certified Master Gardener Volunteers of the over 3,300 in the state of Ohio. We also anticipate that Master Gardener Volunteers as well as agricultural and horticultural enthusiasts from surrounding states will attend this two-and-a-half-day conference. The conference theme is “Greene: More Than a Color” and nationally recognized keynote speakers will highlight this outstanding continuing education event for Master Gardener Volunteers. The first full day of the conference (Friday) will include a series of bus and bike tours of parks, gardens, urban and rural farms, and nature areas throughout Greene County along with an opening dinner and keynote speaker. On Saturday, a quality group of presenters from The Ohio State University, green industry professionals, and area experts will present workshops on a variety of horticultural topics.

The Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) program is a volunteer group focused on horticultural education as part of the Ohio State University Extension service. The MGVs receive intensive training in horticulture and are then certified and volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through local OSU Extension County offices. Working with OSU Extension personnel, MGVs provide services such as: educational gardening activities for children, adults, senior citizens, and disabled persons; community beautification projects; developing and mentoring community or demonstration gardens; and answering gardening questions from the public on our horticulture helpline. In 2019, Ohio MGV‘s donated over 165,945 hours of volunteer service to our communities, completed more than 49,227 hours of continuing education; and in Greene County alone grew and donated more than 16,000lbs. on a three year average of fresh vegetables to food insecure families throughout the county.

We are offering you the opportunity to join us and become an Exhibitor and Sponsor for our conference. We are sure that MGV’s from throughout Ohio and the surrounding states will benefit from your display and support of this educational program. Enclosed is information about exhibiting at the conference, the sponsorship support levels and an advertising schedule for our conference program book. We encourage you to become a partner and to tell the attendees about your support for MGVs and the green industry in Greene County. This is a tax-deductible donation for you or your business. Please fill out the Greene MGV Sponsor Levels 2023 form and return via email to corboy.3@osu.edu. Please be aware that we have a limited number of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities available; so, we are giving you the preferred opportunity to be a partner and for you to promote your organization and to reach an audience which has contact with thousands of gardeners throughout Ohio.

The group is beyond excited by the opportunity to host the 2023 State Conference and look forward to the opportunity to apply for funding opportunities. Please, feel free to contact the Extension office at 937-372-9971 or by email at corboy.3@osu.edu.

Planning for the Future of Your Farm Webinar Series set for 2023

A four part series beginning January 23rd

OSU Extension will be hosting a four part “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” webinar series on January 23 and 30 and February 6 and 13, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This workshop is designed to help farm families learn strategies and tools to successfully create a succession and estate plan that helps you transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation.

Topics discussed during this series include: Developing Goals for Estate and Succession; Planning for the Transition of Management; Planning for the Unexpected; Communication and Conflict Management during Farm Transfer; Legal Tools and Strategies; Developing Your Team; Getting Your Affairs in Order; and Selecting an . . .

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