University of Vermont (UVM) Extension is sponsoring Transferring the Farm workshops at two locations to help farm families plan and protect their futures while preparing for the future of the farm’s next owner.

The first is April 8 at the UVM Extension Office in Brattleboro (30 Austine Dr., Suite 300). The other will be held April 10 at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington (1117 Williston Rd.).

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the program from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $20 per person, or $25 if postmarked after April 3. To register send name, contact information, preferred workshop site and a check, made payable to University of Vermont, to Transferring the Farm Workshops, c/o Elisa Ziglar, UVM, 203 Morrill Hall, Burlington, VT 05405. Additional workshop and registration information may be found at

The workshops, led by Bob Parsons, a UVM Extension economist, and other experts, will cover many aspects of the farm transition process from transition planning, goal setting and retirement and estate planning to legal options to protect assets from taxes, healthcare and ways to facilitate conversations between family members. In addition, participants will hear from Vermont Land Trust staff about conservation easements and from other farmers regarding their experiences with transferring their farms.

To request a disability-related accommodation to attend, please call (802) 656-2109 by April 3.