In this section you’ll find information about farmland rental, long-term leasing and other strategies that can be creative and effective components of a farm transfer. In many cases, tenancy and gradual transfer of the farm business and assets are win-win opportunities.

Holding Ground: A Guide to Northeast Farmland Tenure and Stewardship

A comprehensive guide that includes an examination of “non-ownership” tenure such as rental agreements, long-term leasing, and other arrangements; includes sample agreements, worksheets, and other resources.

Annette Higby, Kathryn Z. Ruhf, and Andrea Woloschuk
The New England Small Farm Institute
2004, 162 pages
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Farmland Transfer & Protection in New England

A guide for entering and exiting farmers; includes worksheets; not limited to New England farm operators.

Kathryn Z. Ruhf
The New England Small Farm Institute
1999, 124 pages

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