Farm Succession School

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Farm Bureau, Marlborough, MA

New Farm Succession School

If you work with farmers, please share this important event! One of a farmer's biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. The Farm Succession School provides farmers and farming couples looking toward retirement and farm transition the structured and sustained support to make decisions, engage their family, and organize the legal and financial mechanics. Topics include goal setting, estate planning, retirement planning, family communications, taxes, legal structure, Medicaid, and bringing on a successor.

A commitment of just three days over the winter months will allow farmers to develop a concrete plan for their farm business, their land, and their retirement. Program includes presentations, group discussions and individual exercises, with "assignments" between sessions. See this flyer for more info.

Farmers who have participated loved the amount of attention they received and valued the trust and sharing that developed among the participants, regardless of scale or type of enterprise. "It opened my mind to all that's involved and not be afraid to seek help from professionals," shared one farmer. "A must do! Definitely would recommend it. Well worth the time!" shared another farming couple. Read more of what farmers had to say.

With 3 Locations this winter

Open to farmers in all New England states. Farm Succession School is a three-session program; from 10:00am - 3:30pm including lunch and refreshments.