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Rhode Island Farm Succession School

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Warwick, RI

Farm Succession School for senior farmers and farm couples looking toward retirement and farm transition. 

December 8, 2017
January 9, 2018
February 8, 2018
at the USDA Farm Service Agency, 60 Quaker Lane, Suite #62, Warwick, RI
All sessions are 10:00am to 3:30pm
Open to all New England farmers.

One of your biggest challenges is planning for farm succession. Attend the Farm Succession School! You’ll get structured and sustained support to make decisions, engage your family, and organize the legal and financial mechanics. Topics include: goal setting, estate planning, retirement planning, family communications, taxes, legal structure, Medicaid, and bringing on a successor. See flyer for complete details

The Farm Succession School was offered this past winter (2016 – 2017) in ME, NH & VT. These small groups yielded big rewards! Farmers loved the amount of attention, and valued the trust and sharing that developed among the participants, regardless of scale or type of enterprise – and received the necessary structure and support to be successful with their succession planning. Read more

It opened my mind to all that’s involved and not be afraid to seek help from professionals,” said one participant.

It is important to discuss and communicate and keep working on it. You are always changing – do not let family dynamics, fear and anxiety keep you from work on YOUR plan!” commented one farmer.

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.