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2023 BFC Conference

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The Beginning Farmer Center provides educational resources and programming for new farmers and their professional advisors. We are part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Sign up for our newsletter to receive information on BFC news and events.

Registration is now open for 2023 Farm Transitions conference! Whether you want to begin farming, you are looking to transition your farm business to the next generation, or you are a producer somewhere in between, this event is for you. Come learn about opportunities, pitfalls to avoid, and tools required for a successful farm transition.

Find resources associated with farm succession planning such as business entities, estate planning basics, and FAQs.

The Farm Tax Resource page contains information on federal tax basics and new Iowa tax laws.

Access written detailed reviews of Iowa law impacting agricultural producers and landowners. 

For nearly 40 years, Ag Decision Maker has worked to help Iowa farmers be prepared to make informed decisions regarding their finances.

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food and Enterprise Development Program supports value-added agriculture enterprises, businesses and regional food systems through research, education and community engagement.

Connect with our partners and other resources throughout the country.