Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Later Life Farming]

Module 8: Farm Transfer Decisions

Photo: Farmer near greenhouses.

In this module, there is a link to Who Will Get Grandpa's Farm? a comprehensive website from Purdue University that discusses suggested communication methods for family discussions about farm transfers and succession. There is also a worksheet to analyze the pros and cons of various farm transfer strategies and a link to a publication with case studies about actual farm transfers.

  1. Who Will Get Grandpa's Farm?
  2. Farm Transfer Brainstorming Worksheet
  3. Case Studies of Farm Transfers in New Jersey

Tips for Successful Discussions

Communication is necessary to understand the needs and wants of family members. Tips for successful discussions and resources for starting the conversation. .

(Workshop financially supported by the USDA and Northeast Extension Risk Management Education.)

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