• February 2, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 6, 2021

Each day we will meet from 10am - 3pm with a scheduled lunch hour, plus short breaks throughout the day.

Virtual Meeting

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farm Succession School will be hosted virtually via Zoom. We will provide the meeting link at the time of registration. Or if you prefer to connect via telephone, we can provide the dial-in information.

Unfamiliar with Zoom? We’ll be happy to provide an orientation before the School begins so you are comfortable to join us.  

Challenging internet connection? Let us know and we may be able to offer tips/options that will help.


Shemariah Blum-Evitts
Program Director
, Land For Good 

Jon Jaffe
Farm Business Consultant, Farm Credit East

plus guest speakers to be announced (attorney, specialists, etc)


Shemariah Blum-Evitts 
Land For Good 

New England 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, like can the farm support two generations?

The Farm Succession School is an opportunity for senior generation farmers to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on this challenging process. It will  be hosted virtually over 3 days this winter.

Being able to share the experience you are having as a farmer with other farmers going through the same thing is very valuable! Participants have found great value in this course and would encourage other farmers to take it.

This is not a workshop where we'll give you a lot of information and all the answers. Instead, it's a practical course where you work through things inside and outside of class to discover your own goals and set a plan in motion.

We'll 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 New England, of all farm sizes and enterprises, are welcome. Couples are encouraged to attend together! The course curriculum is designed for active, commercial farms looking to transfer their farm to a related or unrelated 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 $300 per farmer or farm couple. A generous private donor has offered farmer scholarships for this course. If you’d like to request a scholarship, there is a place to indicate that on the registration form.

Farmers are required to attend all 3 days. There will be homework between sessions. Individualized support is offered between sessions and after the course is concluded.

Register by January 22nd or until the course is filled. For more information, call (603) 357-1600 or email To register now click the button below! 


Sponsored by the Land Access Project, funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant # 2018-70017-28531.