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LEAD MD seminar in Salisbury MD
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series...

Transition planning

Urban Ag home | Table of contents Transition planning, also called succession planning or estate planning, means having proactive conversations about whether and how your farm has a future beyond you. For a community urban farm , transition planning might include working to improve the common...

Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation Workshop - Cecil County

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Calvert Grange Hall
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series of one-day farm succession workshops around Maryland. As of 2017, the average age of principal farm...

Transferring the Farm to the Next Generation Workshop - Dorchester County

Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Eastern Shore Hospital Center, English Hall
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series of one-day farm succession workshops around Maryland. As of 2017, the average age of principal farm...

Investing in your Farm’s Future - Montgomery County

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
TBA
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series of one-day farm succession workshops around Maryland. As of 2017, the average age of principal farm...

Investing in your Farm’s Future - Lower Shore

Monday, Mar. 9, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Somerset County Extension Office
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series of one-day farm succession workshops around Maryland. As of 2017, the average age of principal farm...

Investing in your Farm’s Future - Carroll County

Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Carroll County Extension Office
This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI) and the University of Maryland Extension to host a series of one-day farm succession workshops around Maryland. As of 2017, the average age of principal farm...

Who’s Up Next? Extending Your Stewardship Beyond Your Tenure

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research & Education Center
As a woodland owner, you care for your land and its future. Our next Forestry Friday workshop will provide strategies and considerations for planning for the future of your woodland beyond your tenure. The professionals at this workshop will address your questions & concerns about passing on...

Series of Upcoming Workshops Focused on Successful Farm Transfers

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Wicomico County Extension Office
Series of Upcoming Workshops Focused on Successful Farm Transfers Combine harvesting wheat. Image Credit: Image by Lynda Bullock. College Park, MD – This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the Agriculture Law Education Initiative (ALEI), the...

Valuing On-Farm Heir’s Sweat Equity Is Complicated: Agreements Can Fairly Compensate On-Farm Heirs

Image of tractor working at sunrise.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
Determining the value of sweat equity can be both challenging and controversial for farm families. Sweat equity arises as an issue when an on-farm heir receives payment at below market rate, and the farm business grows in size due to an on-farm heir’s below-market labors. Land in the farm may also...

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