Farm Succession: Why planning now is critical, and resources to get started
Farm Management Techniques
Friday, February 3
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Although the average age of US farmers is almost 60 years, fewer than 20 percent have succession plans. This workshop will focus on succession planning tools and strategies, including how land trusts can help with succession while permanently protecting the land. We will also provide an overview of recent research on how farmland is changing hands and the impacts this might have on the next generation of farmers and farmland use. Facilitated focus groups will follow the initial panel introduction.
Speakers: Kimberlee Chambers, Sustainability Manager, Organically Grown Company (OGC); Mark Gregory, State Director, Oregon Small Business Development Center Network; Nellie McAdams, Farm Preservation Program Director, Rogue Farm Corps; Robin Fay, Conservation Manager, PCC Farmland Trust; Wade Miller, Farm Development Manager, Organic Valley; additional speakers TBA