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ISSUE DATE: 12/10/2012

Beginning Farmer Center helps with transition to younger generation

By Jennifer Carrico

Future generations are what will keep agriculture alive. However, often times the future generation in a family isn't interested in farming or there simply isn't anyone to take over the farm. That's when farmers look for another way to keep the legacy alive.

A farm transition specialist with Iowa's Beginning Farmer Center, David Baker works with young people and farmers to help with the transition between generations.

"Our goal is to prepare the next generation of farmers in Iowa. We want to save the family farm and bring people back to the farm," said Baker.

Baker wants to help young people find a place on the farm. That isn't always on their own family farm. He also helps connect young people with farmers who don't have a successor.

Dallas County farmer Matt Pelzer grew up on a farm in northern Iowa. He did grow up farming with his father, but decided to go to college to become an aircraft mechanic.

After college, Pelzer would help a family friend on his farm near Grimes during the day and would work at the Des Moines airport at night.


NEWS

Beginning Farmer Center helps with transition to younger generation
Bulletin outlines protective equipment for farm, ranch safety
'Financial Wisdom of Ebenezer Scrooge' offers insights into money behaviors
Follow CDA guidelines when purchasing firewood
Food Dialogues event provides for great discussion
Forestry specialist offers chainsaw safety reminders
Grain Markets, Cropland Leases and Farm Bill Conference to be held in Goodland
Huelskamp removed from House ag committee
National Grange president calls for fiscal responsibility
OK-FIRE workshops scheduled
Stopping flies before they mature
UW Extension educator joins Washakie County office
World Food Prize Laureate: Empowering women key to feeding world

CROPS

Arkansas Division of Ag Day celebrates land grants
Baiting mosquitoes with knowledge and proven insecticides
Cleaning agricultural equipment combats spread of weeds
Colorado Ag Classic planned for Dec. 12 to 13
Crop resources earn national honors
Economist focuses on soybean oil
'Faces of Farming and Ranching' voting ends Dec. 15
Increasing demand in U.S., Asia opens potential niche market for non-GMO soybeans
Industry leaders elect Texas State Chemist Advisory Committee members
Joint convention brings Wyoming natural resource industry together
Kansas Environmental Leadership Program announces new graduates
K-State Crops Team claims fourth straight national championship
Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease Workshop is Dec. 18 at Scottsbluff
Leadership Sorghum Class meets
MU Extension offers savings and investment workshops
MU to hold Crop Management Conference
No-till Oklahoma Meeting scheduled
OSU names Distinguished Ag Alumnus
Ozone's impact on soybean yield: Reducing future losses
Precision Ag Conference scheduled for January
Proper planter maintenance critical to productivity
Saving water without hurting peach production
Sorghum U to highlight profitability and water management qualities of grain sorghum
Soybean seed treatments do not cause nodulation problems
UNL Extension entomologist named outstanding mentor

LIVESTOCK

Action must meet words for beef industry
American Hereford Association presents Food Industry Innovator Recognition
Animal science professor honored
Beef Cattle Improvement Association honors Producer of the Year
Brangus provides new selection tools to commercial cattlemen
CDA reminds cattlemen to test herds
Check herds for signs of bluetongue
Consumers equate freshness with taste, health, and value
Convention to feature Cattlemen's College
CSU Extension honors Golden Plains agent
CSU Livestock Judging Team places second in national contest
Dairy farmers launch final push for farm bill
Dan Thomson honored for teaching excellence
Douthit family inducted into Hereford Hall of Fame
Extension specialist: Significant decrease in beef production unavoidable
Extension to host livestock programs
Head of UW animal science receives award
'I Am Angus' features UNL feedlot management interns
Iowa Beef Industry Council hosts BQA meeting
Junior Hereford members win scholarships
Karl Rove entertains crowd at 100th KLA Convention
KLA supports proposed trichomoniasis regulation
'Mare Care' series continues Dec. 11
MU Extension's 'Red Book' for cattlemen now available
National Brahman Show champions announced
National Hereford Queen crowned at American Royal
NCBA kicks off fall membership drive
Nominate beef producers, marketers for Iowa Beef Quality Assurance Awards
Parasite management webinar set for Dec. 11
Researcher works to improve economics of feed costs
Researchers sequence swine genome
Show-Me-Select heifers set record
Small changes, big returns
South Devon Association to award heifer
Special book commemorates 100 KLA conventions
Student's research puts turkeys on the table
Tri-State meeting hosts wool panel
UW scientist, Wyoming state veterinarian lauded for animal health efforts

EDITOR

A pea is a pea is a pea
Casting calls
Discussion continues about "angry white men" column
Reader agrees with rebuttal to Root column

COLUMNS

Broad spectrum insect control now available
Cattleman's biography now available
EPA approves 2013 emergency use of fungicide
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New home built for veteran
Ships are sailing
Website wins national award

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Dodge City livestock market report
Dunlap feeder cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade slow
High Plains slaughter news report
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Most hay selling steady
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Soybeans have double-digit gains
Superior video auction report
Texas Direct feeder cattle summary
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Woodward livestock market report

RANGE

Nitrate issues continue for fall

FAMILY

4-H volunteer honored
Celebrate with a real Christmas tree
Chefs predict 13 trends for 2013
Fire logs made from lawn clippings offer eco-friendly option
Happy holiday entertaining
History of poinsettias
Jeannie's Cottage charming, quaint
Keeping Christmas trees fresh
K-State to host agricultural events
Local products make the holidays special
Make gifts so good that you will want to keep them
Meditation
Prepare trees for winter
Prepare trees for winter
Trim food costs, reduce waste with 10 money-saving tips
UNL Extension to hold Lawn and Landscape School
Using Christmas trees for landscape
WaKeeney FFA Alumni places second in National Outstanding Affiliate awards
WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo remains in Amarillo

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