Thousands of farm and ranch families throughout the country are facing major succession issues. Increasing numbers of educators are delivering farm transition planning programs. However, follow-up with individual families is a major challenge. AgTransitions is a new online tool that provides a means for farm and ranch families to develop a written transition plan on the web. Developed by the Center for Farm Financial Management and a team of nationally known educators with extensive knowledge and experience in farm succession planning, AgTransitions is a companion product built on the same framework as the AgPlan business planning tool. It provides users with a built in “curriculum” in the form of an outline for sections that might be included in a plan, tips for each section, web resources, and worksheets. Most importantly, it allows the family members to communicate with reviewers as they develop their plan. AgTransitions is not intended to replace farm succession planning workshops. Rather, it provides a means to deliver them more efficiently and to provide ongoing interaction between producers and educators.
|2010 National Women in Agriculture Educators Conference