When - Tuesdays:

  • February 15, 2022
  • March 8, 2022
  • March 29, 2022

Snowdates on Fridays of the same weeks.

Attendance required all three days    9:30 AM to 3:30 PM


John W. Olver Transit Center
12 Olive St, Greenfield, MA 01301

with adherence to current COVID guidelines

Driving Directions


Shemariah Blum-Evitts
Program Director
, Land For Good 

Jon Jaffe
Farm Business Consultant, Farm Credit East

Jae Silverman
MA Field Agent, Land For Good

plus guest attorney


Shemariah Blum-Evitts 
Land For Good 

Farm Succession School -

Are you unsure who will take over your farm?
Feel like your family needs to start talking, but you don't know where to start?
Have questions about retiring that you don't know how to answer?
Can the farm support two generations? 

Answer these questions and more at the 3-day Farm Succession School this winter! It is an opportunity for senior generation farmers to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on this challenging process. Succession planning is a process of exploring how to transfer the farm business and assets to a future owner.

We will help you: 

  • Get the conversation started
  • Sort through possibilities
  • Clarify your goals and next steps
  • Connect you with resources and support to keep the process going! 

Farmers from across Massachusetts, of all farm sizes and enterprises, are welcome. Partners are encouraged to attend together! The course curriculum is designed for active, commercial farms looking to transfer their farm to a related or un-related successor. If this isn't you, please call us to discuss whether this course will be the best fit. 

"I got so much from the program, both in information and connections,” shared one participant. “The format was a well-balanced mix of instruction, homework and participation. I hope I can translate at least part of what I learned into the reality of our family farm’s future. I’d recommend the training to anyone with a family farm!”

The fee is $100 per farm, including all materials and support between classes. 

Farmers are required to attend all three days. There will be homework between sessions. Individualized support will be offered between sessions and after the course is concluded.  

Register by February 4th or until course is filled. For more information or to register, call (603) 357-1600, email shemariah@landforgood.org, or click the button below to register now.

For in-person training, we will adhere to all current COVID guidelines and follow state, local, and venue-specific mandates. Masks will be required. We have selected our venues with safety concerns in mind to allow for social distancing, and we are limiting the number of participants. We will revisit our policies policies and protocols prior to events to protect the health and safety of our staff and participants. Please do NOT attend if you are feeling ill or have had a known COVID exposure.

If you have questions or concerns, please email shemariah@landforgood.org.


Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources’ (MDAR) Agricultural Business Training Program.