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Succession Planning

  • Steps to Prepare to Pass Down Your Farm

    02/11/2017 02:46 AM

    Plan for succession before the need arises

  • When Land Changes Hands, Opportunities Abound
    01/30/2017 02:14 PM

    Opportunity knocks when land changes hands, but maybe not in the way you first think. USDA says 93 million acres of farmland will change hands between 2015 and 2019. That might sound like a lot, but it’s only about 10% of the nation’s total farmland of more than 911 million acres. 

  • The Dangers of a Vanilla Plan
    01/25/2017 02:35 AM

    Determine who gets what, and communicate it clearly

  • How Dusty is Your Estate Plan?
    12/29/2016 03:58 PM

    Laws, circumstances and assets change over time. Do your estate planning documents reflect your current goals and wishes?

  • Planning Preserves Farm Legacy
    12/25/2016 12:00 PM

    Time, effort and good records help one family protect their farm.

  • 10 Best Practices for Management Transitions
    12/12/2016 01:08 PM

    Danny Klinefelter: "During my years in agricultural lending and running The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP), I worked with hundreds of family farm and ranch businesses. In the process, I’ve observed 10 best practices for transitioning management to the next generation."

  • Register Today! Legacy Conference Is December 8-9
    12/07/2016 10:09 AM

    You can still register to attend the Farm Journal Legacy Project Conference from Dec. 8-9, 2016, in Kansas City. Here's how.

  • 10 Steps for a Successful Management Transition
    12/05/2016 04:40 PM

    How can you prepare your successor and step down from being the manager? Danny Klinefelter, professor and Extension economist at Texas A&M, says families should follow these steps.

  • Harvesting Heritage: Kentucky Farm Spans 4 Generations
    12/05/2016 07:47 AM

    The Wayne Bridge Road farm spans 3,000 acres of grain and cattle.


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