FCSS Taber is holding their first-ever Farmer’s Lunch and Learn event at Taber Public Library on November 28 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
“The Farm Family Outreach is a new program that began early in 2023. This is the first time FCSS has put on this event, however, we hope that the Farmer’s Lunch and Learn sessions will continue to grow and cover more topics in the future,” said Kaitlynn Weaver, Outreach Services Supervisor for FCSS. “The purpose of the event is to provide information and resources for farmers who are starting to think about passing down the farm to future generations. Succession Planning is a significant undertaking that requires careful thought and consideration.”
Weaver says that the event will start with a free lunch and some time to connect with other farmers.
“We are offering a free lunch so that farmers will have a chance to sit down together and spend some time networking after a busy season,” said Weaver.
Following lunch, Weaver says, there will be a presentation from Avail Chartered Professional Accountants followed by a question and answer session.
“The event is open to anyone interested in learning about succession planning, but it is geared towards the farm and agriculture community,” said Weaver. “This event will equip farmers with some tools and resources to navigate the process of succession planning and preparing for the future.”
Weaver says that those interested in registering for the event can text or call 403-795-4627 or visit the website https://fcss.ca/event/ succession-planning-transitioning-the-farm-to-the-next-generation-taber-public-library/.
“FCSS is proud to offer this event to help farmers make informed decisions about the future of their farm and their family legacy,” said Weaver. “We hope that by providing resources we can make some of these difficult processes a little easier to remind farmers they are not alone. Ultimately, the goal of this event, and the Farm Family Outreach Program, is to provide education, resources, and support to farm families. By bringing together farmers and succession planning experts, the event not only provides information, but also serves as an opportunity to create a stronger sense of community. Here, at our organization, we truly appreciate the unrelenting effort and dedication of the farming community. We extend our gratitude to the farmers who have established a strong foundation, and we hope to support them in preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders for success.”
By Heather Cameron, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Original Published on Nov 22, 2023 at 08:58