UVM Extension Office, 23 Pond Lane
The long-term concerns of farmsuccession and transfer may seem far way, and it can be difficult if there is not someone immediately lined up to take over the farm. At the same time, you probably have hopes for the future of your farm, with thoughts about the future for yourself, your family, your business and your land. For those hopes to become reality requires time spent focused on planning for the inevitable transitions that come with life. Sound succession and transfer planning, with concrete actionable steps, makes it more likely that the goals and desires of all the generations involved can be met, and there is a greater likelihood that the farm will stay in farming. Join Mike Ghia of Land for Good and Matt Strassberg, of Vermont Agricultural Mediation Program both specialists in farm transfers and farm-family mediation.