Farm Transfer and Succession Planning

The presentation in this session at American Farmland Trust's Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference looks at the most challenging step in farm succession--starting the conversation. This session highlights the need for forethought and how to talk about farm succession within a farm family. It also will explore how to plan for land management, and land and business succession strategies to ensure sound stewardship, economic viability and a smooth transition from one farm owner to another--or one generation to the next.

Session Presenters: Susan Hamilton, Windrow Land Resources, board member Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest (moderator); Jerry Cosgrove, Associate Director, Local Economies Project, New World Foundation; Kurt Mason, Chair, Louisville/Jefferson County Environmental Trust and small farm owner; Steve Rutledge, President and Owner, Professional Land Management, Inc., Kentucky.

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Author / Presenter: 
Jerry Cosgrove
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American Farmland Trust