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Farm Transfer and Succession Guidelines for Transfer & Succession Plans

At the point of farm transfer there is a risk that viable farm businesses can be lost or the farm can be converted to non-agricultural uses if careful planning decisions are not made well in advance. Actions must be taken to facilitate the continuation of the farm business or provide for the farmland to be kept in agricultural production. This resource is a set of guidelines to ensure a smooth transfer.

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Farm Transfer and Succession Successful Farm Transfer Planning for Farmers Without an Identified Successor

Focusing on topics such as: • Assessing your unique situation, goals and values regarding the future of your farm. • Clarifying your offer to a non-family successor. • Family decision-making and harmony. • Finding and bringing on a successor.

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Farm Transfer and Succession Farm Succession and Transfer: Strategies for the Junior Generation

This publication is for the next generation. We will present the issues from the perspective of the incoming farmer and offer suggestions and strategies to enhance that generation’s chances for a successful transfer of the farm business. We believe that service providers and the senior generation will find the material in this guide useful, too.

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Farm Transfer and Succession Accessory Dwelling Units to Support Farm Transitions

America’s farmers are aging. Not all farmers have family members willing to operate the family farm, leaving them searching for creative ways to transition off the farm, but ensure its continued success. One of these ways is through land use tools, specifically Accessory Dwelling Units. This paper examines the different tools and how they’ve been implemented across the country, and locally.

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Water Quality

A collection of resources pertaining to current water quality as well as ways for improvement.

Water Quality Vermont Subsurface Agricultural Tile Drainage Report

This report summarized current assumptions and facts about the use and impact of tile drainage on Vermont farms and water quality. The report also provided an overview of the environmental and economic issues surrounding tile drains, and information gaps known at the time.

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Water Quality Agricultural Practice Monitoring and Evaluation

Final Report on Lake Champlain water quality. (2015)

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A 2018 Exploration of the Future of Vermont Agriculture: Ideas to Seed a Conversation and a Call to Action

"A 2018 Exploration of the Future of Vermont Agriculture” is an attempt to capture an assessment that emerged from several conversations amongst a small group of organizations grappling with how to respond to ongoing negative trends in Vermont agriculture. The hope for this report is that it will serve as a launching point for any number of conversations across the state. In summary, the analysis of the report is that a variety of factors are combining that threaten Vermont’s economy, community, and culture. We see existing activities (e.g., land conservation easements and technical assistance) as highly valuable, but not sufficient to fully address anticipated trends. Therefore, we believe new approaches must be identified, evaluated, and implemented, in addition to sufficiently investing in existing high-impact approaches. We invite feedback on how to undertake such a process, and how to fund, administer, and coordinate implementation across our networks.

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Abenaki Land Link Project

The Abenaki Land Link Project is a partnership between the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation and NOFA-VT to provide indigenous seeds to gardeners, homesteaders, and farmers around Vermont who are dedicating land to grow and harvest food for Abenaki citizens. For more information about the project contact Livy Bulger, Education and Engagement Manager at NOFA-VT, livy@nofavt.org.

Abenaki Land Link Project Support the Abenaki Land Link Project

Support the Abenaki Land Link Project by donating to the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk - Abenaki Nation by following this link, scrolling down to the "Donate" button and making a note about the project in their donation.

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