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Passing on the farm

DEVELOPING A PLAN FOR THE FUTURE

ABOUT THIS ISSUE Grain Farmers of Ontario staff members often hear from our farmer-members that succession planning is one of their most top-of-mind issues. Our 2018 farmer-member survey reiterated that, with many respondents indicating they [Read more]

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Finding fairness

PROVIDING FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY

MAKING FARM TRANSITION plans fair for everyone involved can be tough, but it is doable and can be rewarding, according to two experts in the field. “It’s no longer 1983 — today, founders live longer, [Read more]

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Farm succession finances

PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT SECURITY

BALANCING THE FINANCIAL security of the senior partners in a farm transition while leaving the operating farm finances in a healthy situation can be challenging, but necessary. “The technical, or numbers side, of a farm [Read more]

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Setting expectations

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY

THE ABILITY TO communicate well and effectively is the ‘secret sauce’ to family farm transition planning, according to Dr. John Fast, the Family Business Doctor. “It’s about the family’s ability to have the emotional intelligence [Read more]