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Free farm succession planning assistance in Maine!
No-cost succession planning assistance is now available to Maine farmers, thanks to a grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), through the Agricultural Viability Alliance in partnership with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association and Maine Farmland Trust.
Land For Good provides guidance to farmers, landowners and communitiesamid the challenges of farmland access, tenure, and transfer. Most farmers that we work with want their land to stay in agriculture, but very few have plans in place that articulate how the land, equipment, business, and other assets will be passed along. Succession planning can present many challenges, and each situation is unique.
We have helped hundreds of farmers find innovative solutions that keep their farms in farming, whether or not they have an identified successor. With this no-cost assistance for Maine farmers, we can help farmers provide a meaningful legacy and address the financial, legal and business challenges involved in transferring a farm to a next generation family member or unrelated successor.
Farmers should reach out to initiate a no-cost consultation to take advantage of free succession planning assistance with this available funding by May 31.