Winter sessions offer help with farm transfer planning.
Feel like your family needs to start talking about the future of the farm, but you don’t know where to start? Have questions about passing on the farm? The biggest hurdle in farm succession planning is actually getting the plan done. So as you dig into winter and farm planning, you can get help with succession planning at these winter workshops. Land For Good is offering a webinar series and in-person training opportunities.
FREE Live Webinar Series: Transitioning farmers and junior generation farmers will learn the basics of succession planning, how to get started, where to find advisors and additional resources, ask questions of succession planning experts, and get support on this challenging process. All generations, including family and non-family members, who may play a role in the farm’s future are encouraged to attend. This four-part live webinar series meets virtually on Wednesdays from January 26 through February 16 from 11:00am – 1:00pm each day. Register for the Zoom link.
Farm Succession School: For senior farmers who are ready to dig in, this school will help you think through the many aspects of succession planning, clarify your vision and goals, and get your next steps on paper. There is homework and assistance available between sessions. And sessions include ample time to share and learn from other farmers facing similar questions. You’ll leave with exercises for visioning the future of your farm, clear next steps, and documents you should assemble to provision for a smooth transition. Land For Good is coming to Massachusetts and Connecticut this winter! This three-part program meets in-person following all COVID-19 protocols. Read more
I got so much from the program, both in information and connections,” shared one participant. “The format was a well-balanced mix of instruction, homework and participation. I hope I can translate at least part of what I learned into the reality of our family farm’s future. I’d recommend the training to anyone with a family farm!”
Individualized Coaching: Land For Good also offers Connecticut farmers individualized coaching. Get help to start, continue, or complete your farm succession plan. Land For Good’s field agents are available to assist farmers with the many steps along the way. No- cost assistance is available this winter for Connecticut farmers, made possible by funding from the 2021 Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network Grant administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. To get started, contact Land For Good at (603)357-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.