Farm Succession Planning

Farm succession planning is a journey rather than a one-time event. It involves not only the transfer of livestock, machinery, feed and supply inventories and land, but also the transfer of management and possibly the family home. Planning for succession should include intentional conversations to develop plans that fit the farm’s goals and needs. In addition to the succession plan, retirement planning, or as we like to call it, Shifting Gears for Your Later Farming Years, is also an important and parallel planning process. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension has several educational resources for farm businesses considering farm

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