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Transferring the Farm Workshop

Additional Help

Thank you for joining us at the Transferring the Farm Workshop in Berlin, VT. If you were not able to make it, we look forwarding to connecting with you and supporting your planning efforts!

There is a lot to consider in farm transfer planning, and we couldn’t cover it all in one day. But you are not alone, and there are many resources that can continue to help you on your way.

We can help you start – and finish – your farm succession or transfer plan. Land For Good offers one-on-one consultation for 2-3 hours by phone and email at no cost. We can work with you at whatever stage you are at. Available for both exiting and entering generations, this would be personalized, individualized support, which could include the following:

  • Clarifying the stage you are at
  • Making referrals
  • Identifying how to get started and next steps
  • Revising an existing plan
  • Strategizing if you don’t have an identified successor
  • Evaluating if you are a candidate for the VT Viability Program

Please complete this form to initiate, and we’ll schedule a time that is convenient to you. You can also call us at 603-357-1600.

We can also help you determine if your need for longer term, in-depth support makes you eligible for the VT Farm Viability Program where you can access ongoing farm succession advising.

Presentation Slides

Getting Started by Mike Ghia, Land For Good
Legal Considerations by Jess Phelps, Dinse Law
Tax Implications by Joanna Lidback, Yankee Farm Credit
Funding Retirement and Health Care by Mike Ghia, Land For Good

More Resources

Check out our Toolbox for Farm Transfer Planning
Find advisors on the Farm Transfer Network of New England
List of other Farm Transfer and Succession Resources

All materials are subject to copyright.


With special thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their partnership:
Mike Ghia, Vermont Field Agent, Land For Good
Jess Phelps, Dinse Law
Matt Strassberg, Vermont Agricultural Mediation
Joanna Lidback, Yankee Farm Credit
Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Intervale Center
UVM Extension

We thank our funders for their support. Funding provided by Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and Land For Good grants from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.