Family Farm Succession Planning

American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust launched the conservation agriculture movement and has been bringing agriculture and the environment together since 1980. We take a holistic approach to farmland and ranchland, protecting it from development, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on it. Agriculture offers the most promising solutions in our fight against climate change—but only…

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Oregon Agricultural Trust (OAT) works to protect Oregon’s agricultural lands

OAT is an agricultural land trust that works collaboratively around the state to safeguard Oregon’s farm and ranch lands and the rural communities that depend upon them. OAT strives to permanently protect ag land, help it stay in production, educate our community, and help advocate for farmland preservation.

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Farm Bureau Financial Services: Complete Guide to Farm Succession Planning

Succession planning for farmers and ranchers is important, but it’s also complicated. Land, equipment, equity, your own retirement — how do you even begin to think about handing your business over to the next generation? First, you need a trusted team of professionals, including your insurance agent. Then, you need to start the succession planning…

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International Farm Transition Network

The International Farm Transition Network (IFTN) is a network of service providers from different professional backgrounds (e.g., accountants, lawyers, farm managers, ag lenders, extension educators, etc.) working to assist farm businesses with their successful transition to an identified successor(s). You may be at various stages in your farm transition:  identifying a successor, transferring management responsibilities,…

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The Farm Transfer Network of New England Farm Transfer Planning

The Farm Transfer Network of New England has a collection of guides, publications, worksheets, and other tools to help guide farm transferring. Farm transfer planning is a process to determine how a farm will pass on to the next generation or to another farmer. The transfer plan addresses all pieces of the transfer puzzle—interpersonal, financial,…

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Transition and Estate Planning

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provides numerous documents to help guide and provide strategies for the succession planning process.

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Agrarian Trust Land Access Strategy: Planned Giving and Succession Planning

The Agrarian Trust's page on succession planning provides a robust collection of guides, strategies, and other tools for succession planning from numerous organizations and universities.

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Oregon State University Ties to the Land Initiative

The Ties to the Land Initiative through OSU, designed for woodland owners, but applicable to all rural land holders, provides resources relating to succession planning, conservation easements, and other related planning. Many resources that address forest management and stewardship planning and estate planning may be helpful as you investigate succession planning. Many of these resources…

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East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District Farm Succession Resources

The East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District page has a variety of links that provide programs, guides, and related resources for succession planning. You can also learn more about farm succession planning and workshops we offer on our 

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The National Agricultural Law and Center Estate Planning

The National Agricultural Law and Center provides policy and regulation resources for estate planning and taxation. Estate planning is the development of a system to transfer the ownership of property to others in a manner that achieves the goals of the original property owner. These goals often include minimizing estate tax liability, succession of the…

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