The Western Extension Marketing Committee recently developed a set of case studies entitled “Western Farm and Ranch Transition Strategies”. This collection of 10 case studies illustrates methods in which new and beginning farmers and ranchers may work with existing operations, both formally and informally, to begin farming and ranching. Existing operators have the experience and resources that can be used to assist new farmers, but transition and management development options are commonly unknown to both sides. The case studies illustrate how new farmers and ranchers were able to begin farming by working with existing operations and also using other resources available such as USDA programs.
The case studies are available in both English and Spanish as a 50-page full color publication, as well as online at www.valueaddedag.org. They will be used in conjunction with workshops for beginning farmers and ranchers, farm/ranch transition and estate planning workshops, and other educational programing in the West.
|Conference||2014 Women in Agriculture Educators National Conference|