Thursdays, October 27, November 17, December 8, 2022
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST
Are you a farmer thinking about transferring your farmland or business? Are you a non-farming landowner looking for ways to support the next generation?
Whether you intend to transfer your farm within your family or to an unrelated farmer, succession planning is real work. This interactive three-part online workshop series will help you prepare to engage in a transfer process, identify business and legal tools, assess your financial situation, build your advisor team, and prepare to develop a plan for transferring your land and/or farm business to a new farm owner.
Led by OEFFA Farmland Specialist Kelly Cabral, and developed as a pilot with a national network of land transfer professionals and the American Farmland Trust, you will spend the first session learning how farm transfer works, assessing your current situation, and setting goals. You will leave with specific homework tasks, such as holding family meetings and talking to advisors, to help develop your plan.
During the second and third workshops, you will explore your options, hear from professionals, develop effective communication to build trust and engage in conversation for farm transfer, and clarify steps to succession with OEFFA staff support. You will finish the intensive workshop series with solid action steps in place.
“The dream is happening: to preserve the legacy of my family’s commitment to non-chemical farming and conservation practices, giving others access to enjoy this unique space and learn the multi-layered impact and resilience we can create; to give back to the land that sustained my family. Thank you so much for your part in creating this.”-2020 Farm Transfer workshop participant
This event will be held via Zoom webinar software. It will work best for those who can join by computer. Once you register, we will send you a link for joining the webinar.
The online format will be easy to navigate. You will have opportunities to talk with and learn from other farmers in the workshop. You will receive information, paper worksheets, and reading material in the mail before the first workshop.
Cost: This workshop series will be $100. Discounts are available for members and other qualifying participants.
Learn more about other events in the 2022 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.
Registration will open in summer 2022. Please sign up below to be notified when registration opens.
Photo Credit: Kelly Cabral at Sunbeam Family Farm