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Succession planning: the time to talk is now

Succession planning is crucial to the long-term success of a farming business, and should therefore be a major component of the operation’s strategic plans. Yet all too often it is not. One reason for this is that it can be overwhelming to get started, so many farmers end up failing to clearly identify a successor or create a properly thought-out handover to the next generation.


Think of succession planning like producing a crop: it does not happen overnight and requires many small steps from seed to sale. Here’s a plan

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