Farm Succession School comes to New Hampshire and Rhode Island for farmers and farming couples looking toward retirement and farm transition with the structured and sustained support to make decisions, engage their families, and organize the legal and financial mechanics. Register now!

Among farmers’ biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. The Farm Succession School topics include goal setting, estate planning, retirement planning, family communications, taxes, legal structures, bringing on a successor, and much more. 

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. The program includes presentations, group discussions and individual exercises, with “homework” between sessions. 

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 is a big relief to me! Thanks for the push to get it done! The course was well worthwhile,” shared one farmer. “A must do! Definitely would recommend it. Well worth the time!” commented another. Read more of what farmers had to say.

Two Locations! Open to farmers in all New England states. Farm Succession School is a three-session program; from 10:00am – 3:30pm. 

Warwick, Rhode Island:
December 11, 2018; January 9, 2019; and February 8, 2019

Bedford, New Hampshire:
December 12, 2018; January 10, 2019; and February 7, 2019

 The fee is $300 per farmer or farm couple. This includes lunch, refreshments and materials. Participants will get $200 back toward additional succession-related advising.

Instructors include:


Jon Jaffe
Farm Business Consultant
Farm Credit East
jon.jaffe@farmcrediteast.com  


Kathy Ruhf
Senior Advisor
Land For Good
kathy@landforgood.org

An attorney with expertise in succession planning 
in each state. 

For more information or to register, go to landforgood.org/events. Deadline to register is November 16th. Space is limited! 

Sponsored by Land For Good