Beginning Farmer Center: FarmOn Program. Westminster Fellowship Club Des Moines, IA Michael Duffy, Director October 27, 2009. Outline. Background and current situation Beginning Farmer Center FarmOn program Future Discussion. Summary. We have a situation Decreasing number of farms
Beginning Farmer Center:FarmOn Program
Westminster Fellowship Club
Des Moines, IA
Michael Duffy, Director
October 27, 2009
Children do not want the business or want to sell the assets.
No examples within the community.
Lack of resource guides.
Poor human interaction skills.
Poor interactions between the generations.
Not aware of entrants who want to own a small business.
Desire to equalize estate shares among all the heirs.
Don’t know how to transfer the business to the next generation.
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