When

  • December 6, 2017
  • January 10, 2018
  • February 6, 2018
Each session will be from
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  
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Where
  

Connecticut Farm Bureau
78 Beaver Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109


 
  
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Instructors
  • Jon Jaffe
    Farm Business Consultant

    Farm Credit East


  • Kathy Ruhf
    Senior Program Director
    Land For Good
      
  • Plus an attorney with expertise in succession planning in Connecticut. 
 

New England Farm Succession School - Wethersfield, CT 

For senior farmers and farm couples looking toward retirement and farm transition.

Planning for farm succession is one of your biggest challenges. You know it’s important. You’ve probably thought about it. Maybe you’ve gone to a workshop.But that’s not enough.

The Farm Succession School is a three-session program designed for farmers looking for a bit of structure and motivation to tackle succession planning. The program will bring you from thinking about the future to doing active planning. Your commitment of three winter days will help to guide you toward a successful planning outcome for you, your family and your farm.

Read what other farmers had to say... Farmers who participated in the Farm Succession School loved the amount of attention they received, and valued the trust and sharing that developed among the participants, regardless of scale or type of enterprise.

You will come away with a concrete game plan for your farm business, your land and your retirement. Whether or not you have an identified successor, this program will give you information, tools and advice to build a realistic plan that meets your objectives and enables you to take next steps.

The program consists of working sessions, presentations from experts, group discussion and individual exercises. Between sessions, participants will complete homework such as worksheets, readings and family meetings. Topics include goal setting, estate planning, retirement planning, family communications, taxes, legal structure, Medicaid, and bringing on a successor.

The fee is $300 per farmer or farm couple, including lunch and materials. Plus, participants will receive a $200 credit toward hiring succession-related technical assistance.

Additional benefit! Attendees will also receive no-cost technical assistance between sessions and discounted continuing planning support from Land For Good.

For more information or to register, call (603)357-1600 or click the button below to register now. Deadline to register is October 20, 2017. Space is limited!

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The Land Access Project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant # 2015-04544.
The project is directed by Land For Good in partnership with over 40 collaborating organizations,
agencies and individual experts in six New England states.