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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...

A new program at Kansas State University Extension, the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition, is helping to link retiring farmers and ranchers with people entering the profession, reports Midwest Messenger. A USDA Beginning Farmer/Rancher Development Program grant lets the office work with retiring farmers and ranchers without heirs, to set up lease agreements or lease-to-own plans with beginning farmers and ranchers who are looking for a place to get established. The office offers one-on-one facilitation to help people through the transition process, and also provides education about record-keeping. Ashlee Westerhold, the office's director, explains that they work to link...