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Transition Thursday Webinars: What to Do Without an Heir

 by Amber Roberts, Extension Educator

If you have yet to identify a successor, you are not alone. According to a 2017 study of Iowa farmers, more than half of all farmers have not identified a successor for their farm. Even without a successor, there are several options available to the farm continue. In this webinar, we discuss three options for those who haven't identified a successor: sell the land, identify a relative successor, and identify a non-relative successor.

For farmers looking to transition land to a beginning farmer, Extension educators Natalie Hoidal and Megan Roberts have put together a land transfer guide. This guide details: 

  1. Finding someone who is looking for land
  2. Making your land accessible for beginning farmers
  3. Establishing a relationship with a land seeker and asking the right questions
  4. Types of arrangements
  5. Formalizing the agreement 

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