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Wednesday, October 23 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Something's Gotta Happen Somehow...Addressing Farm Transfer Challenges

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Even the best farmers can come up against hurdles to a smooth farm business transfer. In this advanced level workshop, we will address some common issues a service provider may encounter when trying to help a farm business transition from one generation to another. Presenters will touch on topics including assessing and developing capacity of potential successors, business valuation, and how to address non-farming heirs. This will all be discussed within the context of the financial, legal and tax implications of these complex transitions. Participants are encouraged to come with case situations they are working through and general questions as well as resources and tools which they find useful.

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Mike Ghia

VT Field Agent, Land For Good
Mike assists farmers with business planning and financial management as well as assists families with farm succession and transfers through the Vermont Farm and Forest Viability Program. Through Land For Good, Mike also coaches farmers and landowners on farmland access, tenure, transfer... Read More →

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Sam Smith

Farm Business Director, Intervale Center
Sam brings a passion for farming and food systems to his work at the Intervale. He grew up in Southern Vermont, went to UVM, and received a MBA in Sustainability from Antioch New England. He has worked as both a livestock and vegetable farmer, and been involved in the Vermont agricultural... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm CDT
Mezzanine B/C