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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 direciton, 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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Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 2

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 2

Thanks to the CSA Solutions Hub for sharing this article by Alex. While it was originally written for CSA oriented farmers, the principles are just as true for all farmers and ranchers hoping to work with interns. If you didn’t see Part 1, here it is. Learning – Patience Is a Virtue We’re always struck […]

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Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 1

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Growing Farmers With Internships and Apprenticeships – Part 1

Thanks to the CSA Solutions Hub for sharing this article by Alex. While it was originally written for CSA oriented farmers, the principles are just as true for all farmers and ranchers hoping to work with interns. I’d be willing to bet that the vast majority of direct-market farmers started as interns or apprentices on […]

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How Sap Bush Hollow Farm Meets the Challenge of Cooperating Across Generations

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on How Sap Bush Hollow Farm Meets the Challenge of Cooperating Across Generations

Farming should be about making way for the next generation, as well as serving the needs of the present.

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