Succession / Transition
Iowa State University Extension Beginning Farmer Center
The Beginning Farmer Center provides information, education and consultation services to beginning and exiting farmers.
Planning the Future of Your Farm
A Workbook Supporting Farm Transfer Decisions Planning the Future of Your Farm is a workbook for those families who want to keep their farmland in production and/or “in the family” as it passes to the next generation. The workbook is for those willing to commit the effort required to manage such a ongoing project. It has been updated and adapted for Pennsylvania from previous editions published from Georgia to Virginia. Feedback from families using earlier versions has been incorporated into this edition.
Ag Transitions (University of Minnesota)
AgTransitions helps farmers & ranchers develop a plan to transition their business to the next generation.
International Farm Transition Network (IFTN)
The goal of the network is to support programs that foster the next generation of farmers and ranchers.
Before You Transfer
Answer these questions honestly before you start the transfer process.
Business Transition Plan
Checklist of potential objectives to incorporate into the business transition plan.
Developing Your Agreement
Items to include in your business agreement
Questionnaire to evaluate areas which may need work.
Parents as Partners
An honest evaluation of the possibility of partnering with parents.
Farm Succession Checklist
To achieve a successful farm succession, interested parties should actively communicate with one another. Conversations should necessarily take place between spouses, farming partners, the next generation, and relevant business planning professionals. This document is a list of questions that should be considered when engaging in the farm succession process. The "Farm Succession Checklist" was developed by PA Farm Link and the Penn State Center for Agriculture and Shale Law.
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