For many of us, it is hard to think through – and then talk about -- what matters most (farmland or otherwise). But only through reflection about the legacy you want to leave behind can you use appropriate strategies to achieve your goals.
Stories on goal setting
Frantzen’s: Set goals first: Click here.
Bouska’s: Use family meeting to set goals: http://practicalfarmers.org/blog/2016/08/23/23041/
Tedesco’s: Keep the Land as a working farm: Click here.
More than 25 farmland owners’ stories are available in the book: “The Future of Family Farms: Practical Farmers’ Legacy Letter Project”: www.uiowapress.org
These resources may help
What is your top farmland goal? Click Here.
Goals clarification worksheet and other tools for getting started with farm transitions: http://www.farmjournallegacyproject.com/tools/#getstarted
Family goal and conversation starters: http://landstewardshipproject.org/farmtransitionsfamilygoals
Setting personal, family and business goals: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/wholefarm/html/c6-42.html
Document your farm history: www.practicalfarmers.org/farm-transfer