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Farm succession training for professionals who serve farmers scheduled for September 2021

Over 10,000 New England farmers are likely to exit farming in the next decade. Most lack adequate succession plans. Farmers need skilled and knowledgeable technical advisors who can work as a team to support and guide the complex planning process.

This fall we’re planning a unique training on the legal, business and financial aspects of farm succession planning with expert peer-to-peer learning and network-building for legal, business and financial service providers in New England.

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September 21 & 23, 2021
Training details 

Who should attend?

This virtual multi-session training is for experienced professionals as well as lawyers and financial/business specialists who want to do more with farm families around succession and transfer.

Why this training?

Over 16 hours of creatively formatted training spread over two weeks will focus on the legal and financial challenges in farm succession planning. Topics include:

  • Business entities and succession
  • Family versus unrelated transfers
  • Estate planning
  • Financial viability and transfer planning
  • Pre-death transfer strategies
  • Appraisals and valuations
  • Creative transfer tools and methods

Case clinics, team-building activities and abundant resource materials will enhance the learning experiences for every participant. CLE credits will be offered.

This training is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (subaward number ENE19-155: Improving Professional Capacity to Deliver Farm Succession Planning Assistance in New England) as a two-year grant to Land For Good. We have been offering farm succession planning assistance to farmers and farm families in New England and training to other professionals across the U.S. since 2004. This project builds from our previous regional training activities.

Learn more about this professional development project.

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