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The Beginning of a Legacy: Building a Ranch From the Ground Up, (Part 1)

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm, USDA  /  No Comments

Ryan Sexson shares how his family is building their future by working with others to think differently about transferring a farm/ranch to the next generation.

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Changes to CRP Program Make it Easier to Transfer Land to the Next Generation

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm, USDA  /  No Comments

Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts in order to make it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. Normally if a landowner terminates a CRP contract early, they are required […]

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Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

For centuries, skilled trades have used apprenticeships to train the next generation and ensure that everyone meets standards that are good for the trade and good for the customers being served. Now Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is using this model to help new farmers entering the world of dairy production, and to support established farmers as […]

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Veterans Homestead Project Helps Vets Dealing With PTSD

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  1 Comment

Combat veterans returning from multiple deployments often find themselves withdrawing from civilian life and questioning even the very purpose of being alive. I am a 100% disabled combat veteran with Post Tramatic Stress Disorder having served 5 tours in the Gulf as a USAF Pararescueman (PJ). My partner Edit Aquarian and I found that digging […]

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Quitting, the dirtiest word in the farmer dictionary?

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Quitting, the dirtiest word in the farmer dictionary?

Farming is family. Rarely have I encountered a group of people who are more motivated, dedicated, innovative and tenacious as farmers. Whether you are tending apples in Orange County or herding sheep in Oregon, we as farmers hold these truths to be self-evident that all farmers will work hard, be good stewards to the land, […]

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