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Agenda Overview

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

12:00pm

Conference Registration Opens

3:00pm

Conference Opens
Welcome: LFG and USDA
Open Plenary: Historic and Contemporary Perspectives on Farm and Ranch Access and Transfer

4:30pm

Break

4:45pm

Concurrent workshop sessions:

  • Beginning Farmers’ and Ranchers’ and Other Seekers’ Land Access Needs
  • Farmers without Successors
  • Non-operator Landowners
  • Planning for Land Access
  • Attorneys In Access and Succession Assistance
  • Urban Land Access
  • Facilitating Good Transactions

6:00pm

Break

6:15pm

Reception (included)

7:15pm

Banquet (included)

9:00pm

Movie night: Documentaries related to our issues;
International Farm Transition Network open house

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

7:00am

Breakfast (included)

8:00am

Plenary: Public Policy Dimensions of Land Access and Transfer

9:15am

Concurrent workshop sessions:

  • Access to Capital and Financing Land Access
  • Tools, Methods and Innovations in Succession and Transfer Planning Assistance
  • Connecting Landowners and Farmers/Ranchers
  • Shared Ownership, New Partners
  • Land Access and Transfer curricula
  • Addressing Systemic Prejudice
  • Land and Water Rights

10:45am

Break

11:15am

Concurrent workshop sessions:

  • Role of Easements and Conservation
  • Transition Planning and Farm Programs
  • Public Farm and Ranch Lands
  • Paths to Ownership
  • International Perspectives on Farm and Ranch Transition
  • Heir Property and Partition Sales
  • Land Access for Military Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

12:30pm

Lunch (included) and farmer panel

2:15pm

Concurrent roundtable sessions (facilitated, peer-directed explorations):

  • To Own or Not to Own: Is that the Question?
  • Building Succession Advisor Teams
  • Working with Non-operator Landowners
  • Incubators, Apprenticeships, Mentoring and Land Access
  • Farm Link Programs
  • Research and Policy Agenda
  • New Agrarian Views on Land Tenure

4:00pm

Break

4:30pm

Plenary: Racial Equity Challenges in Land Tenure

6:00pm

Dinner options:

  • On your own downtown Denver – our Denver partners will suggest their favorites. Catch the convenient A Line train to multiple locations.
  • Group excursion to Comal includes chartered bus transportation there and back. Please indicate dinner excursion at time of registration.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

7:00am

Breakfast (included)

8:00am

Concurrent workshop sessions:

  • Leases and Leasing
  • Technical Issues in Transfer Planning Assistance
  • Women on the Land
  • Farmland Investors
  • Land Trusts, Land Access and Land Protection
  • Land Tenure Advocates: Individualized Support, System-wide Impact
  • Institutional Lands for Agriculture

9:30am

Regional breakout sessions

11:00am

Break

11:15am

Closing Plenary: Where to Next?

12:15pm

Adjourn