Farm Succession Planning

At Hertz, we understand the importance of having a well-thought-out farm succession plan. As the agriculture landscape evolves and family farms transition from one generation to the next, proper planning becomes an essential element for ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of your farming operation.

What is a Farm Succession Plan?

A farm succession plan serves as a roadmap for the seamless transfer of assets, responsibilities, and decision-making authority from one generation to the next. It is a strategic approach that allows you to safeguard the legacy you have built while providing for the future of your family and farm.

Why Should You Have a Farm Succession Plan?

One of the key reasons why a farm succession plan is crucial is that it minimizes the potential for conflicts and uncertainties. By proactively addressing these issues through a succession plan, you can maintain family harmony and preserve the unity that has been the foundation of your farming legacy.

Additionally, a well-executed farm succession plan enables you to efficiently manage financial aspects such as estate taxes, capital gains, and other potential liabilities. 

Furthermore, a succession plan provides a framework for identifying and preparing the next generation of leaders within your family. 

A farm succession plan is not merely an administrative task; it is an investment in the future of your family, your farm, and the agriculture industry as a whole. By proactively addressing the complexities of succession, you secure your legacy, mitigate potential conflicts, optimize your financial resources, and nurture the next generation of farming leaders.

How Do I Get Started on a Farm Succession Plan?

The first step is to get in-touch with an attorney with experience in creating succession plans specifically for farmland owners. If you don’t know an attorney that specializes in succession planning, we would be happy to help you find someone who fits your goals. Additionally, we can help guide you through the process, offering expertise and insights to help you create a robust succession plan that safeguards your farm’s sustainability and paves the way for a prosperous future.

If you would like to talk to a Hertz Farmland Professional about your specific situation, please call us toll free at 800-593-5263 or you can fill out our online form and we will have someone reach out to you.