Minnesota Offers Technical Support Teams for Transitioning Farmers

A partnership between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) and Minnesota Dairy Initiative (MDI) is offering technical support for farmers entering or exiting the profession. The organizations will work with farmers to put together “kitchen table” on-farm teams to help farmers navigate their way through farm transition and succession planning. Areas such as property law, property transfer, establishment and dissolution of partnerships, leases and other contracts, accounting, lending, psychological or spiritual support, and other types of support are available. This service is available on a first-come, first-served basis until funding for the fiscal year runs out, regardless of membership status with MFBF.