When - Tuesdays:

  • January 24, 2023
  • February 28, 2023
  • March 28, 2023

Snowdates on Fridays of the same weeks.

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

Where:

Tolland County Agricultural Center

24 Hyde Avenue, Rt 30

Vernon, CT 06066

with adherence to current COVID guidelines


 
Driving Directions

Instructors

Shemariah Blum-Evitts
Program Director
, Land For Good 

Jon Jaffe
Farm Business Consultant, Farm Credit East

Will O'Meara
Connecticut Field Agent, Land For Good

plus guest attorney

Contact

Shemariah Blum-Evitts 
Land For Good 
603-357-1600 
shemariah@landforgood.org 
 

Farm Succession School - Connecticut

This three-day winter course is for active, commercial farmers looking to transfer their farm to a related or un-related successor. It is an opportunity for senior farmers and partners to talk with peers, learn from advisors, and get support on succession planning. Farmers do not need to have an identified successor to participate in this course.

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? 

It can be a challenging process to explore 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 Connecticut, of all farm sizes and enterprises, are welcome. Partners are encouraged to attend together! 

"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 January 6th or until course is filled. 

For in-person training, we will adhere to all current COVID guidelines and follow state, local, and venue-specific mandates. Please do NOT attend if you are feeling ill or have had a known COVID exposure.

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

In partnership with UConn Extension and the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, this work is supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Grant, grant no.: 2021-70035-3555, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture administered by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture.