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May 10

International Farm Transition Network Training - Farmer’s Yards

Wednesday, May 10

Multi-generation Native American ranching family.
Courtesy: U.S. Department of Agriculture

SDSU Extension and the International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) are holding an online training session presenting “The International Applicability of Farmer’s Yards” on Wednesday, May 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CDT.

IFTN sessions provide educational training to industry professionals working with farmers and ranchers on their succession and estate plans, and attendees will be eligible to receive continuing education units (CEU) upon attending.

Training Overview

During this session, “The International Applicability of Farmer’s Yards” will be presented by Shane Conway, Project Manager and Lecturer in the Discipline of Geography’s Rural Studies Centre at the University of Galway, Ireland.

His presentation will explore a new social organization for farmers called ‘Farmer’s Yards’ in Ireland that is helping address recent calls made by the European Commission for an increased emphasis on mechanisms that help older farmers enhance their quality of life by exploring possibilities under social policy and by providing farmers with a platform to come together as a local peer group in a familiar and friendly ‘Livestock Mart’ (Auction Market) setting.


Online registration is required so participants can receive the link to join the Zoom meeting. Use the form below to register. For questions or more information, contact Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.