Many families face the challenge of addressing the goals of parents, on-farm children or heirs, and children or heirs who are not interested in living or working on the farm in the future. Resolving these issues can be difficult. California FarmLink can provide tools to help clarify goals and facilitate family discussions about the future of the farm business.
While facilitating intergenerational and intrafamily farm transitions, California FarmLink also advocates for farmland conservation and smart growth. We encourage the use of careful estate planning, conservation easements and other tools to help structure sustainable farm transitions. California FarmLink recognizes that farmers committed to stewardship of their land still must face the reality of their responsibility to take care of family financial needs. For this reason, we emphasize strategies that blend farm transfers and conservation in a manner that makes financial sense for family farmers in California.