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Seeking Succession vs Seeking Success

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  3 Comments

There’s a lot of talk about “succession” being tossed around in agriculture. It occurred to me that some people might not be quite sure what that term means, especially since we seem to have more than one kind of succession to talk about. Currently, a lot of the talk seems to be centered on business […]

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Is There Drama in Farm/Ranch Land Transfer?

By   /  March 26, 2018  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Is There Drama in Farm/Ranch Land Transfer?

“It’s easier to talk to your children about sex than farmland transition.” – An Iowa farmer

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Here Are the Ins and Outs of Farm Funding With Federal Loans

By   /  January 29, 2018  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Here Are the Ins and Outs of Farm Funding With Federal Loans

The National Young Farmers Coalition has just released a guidebook to Farm Service Agency loans that will have you walking through the bureaucracy with ease. The best part? It’s FREE. Get it here!

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Baby Steps for Transitioning the Farm or Ranch

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  2 Comments

Are you a “senior” farmer or headed that direction, and wondering what retirement might look like, or IF there could be retirement? Here are a few steps to figuring out where to go that are especially helpful with family coming together for the Holidays.

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Land Contracts: Owner Financing With a Twist

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Land Contracts: Owner Financing With a Twist

In the spirit of examining ways to acquire land through seller-financing, it is time to take a look at land contracts.  The land contract is a variation of the owner-financed sale, with both mechanisms being a way for a farmer-buyer to come to terms with an owner-seller, independent of third-party bank financing or complementary to […]

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