Come hear about the Frantzen family’s farm succession planning and a beginning farmer starting out. Discussion will include farm business planning for feeder pigs and costs of production. Watch a slide show of farmstead reconstruction to see James’ farm in progress as he improves buildings, invests in farm equipment and builds a business! Also, hear about an on-farm energy research project and testing results. James’ parents, Tom and Irene Frantzen, will share their farm succession-planning process and direction. Enjoy a light snack of Organic Prairie meat, Organic Valley cheese, milk and juice. Speakers will include Rich Schuler (PFI on-farm energy consultant) and Carole Yates (UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education). MOSES staff will be on hand with information and will answer questions about making the transition to organic farming.
-Niche pork beginning farmer
-Farm succession planning
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