Preserved Farms Resource Center
It’s not enough to
preserve Pennsylvania farmland – we need to ensure that future generations are
ready and able to continue working our land. That is the mission of the new
Preserved Farms Resource Center.
The center facilitates
business succession and planning for Pennsylvania’s growing number of preserved
farms, currently numbering over 5,000. It complements the work of the bureau
and the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Land Preservation Board, which focuses
on safeguarding the best farmland throughout the state that is under
development pressure. The center focuses on providing support following the act
The center is focused
on planning for estates, transition and succession, and farm viability and
businesses by building teams of discussion facilitators, accountants, financial
planners, lenders, conservation and nutrient management planners, and
veterinarians who can provide expertise in the process.
Help Us Help You – Complete Our Survey
Help guide the center’s mission by completing the Preserved Farm Transition Planning Preliminary Survey, even if you have no immediate plans to transition your operation. The survey documents areas where the center can assist your preserved farm in transition, succession, and business planning. These survey results will give the center a clearer understanding of the current state of farm management in Pennsylvania, and how these operations plan to transition in coming years and decades.
If you indicate so on the survey, the center will work with your farm to assemble a team of professionals tailored to meet your particular transitional interests.
Please email surveys to PA Farmland Resource Center, or mail to the address on the sidebar at right.
Other resources in Pennsylvania and beyond can also help with transition
AgChoice Farm Credit – http://www.agchoice.com/business-management/business-consulting.aspx
AgConnect – http://agconnectpa.org/
Ag Transitions – University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management
Center for Dairy Excellence – Transition Planning Resources
Farm Journal Legacy Project – http://www.farmjournallegacyproject.com/
Legacy by Design - Succession Planning for America's Agricultural Community:http://www.legacy-by-design.com/
Nationwide Insurance and PA Farm Bureau – Land as Your Legacy
PDA’s Center for Farm Transitions at http://www.iplantofarm.pa.gov/
Pennsylvania Farm Link at http://www.pafarmlink.org/
Penn State Extension – https://extension.psu.edu/farm-transition
Iowa State University – AgDecision Maker – Transition and Estate Planning
University of Minneasota Farm Transfer and Estate Planning:
University of Vermont – Family
USDA - A New Generation on the Land: https://newfarmers.usda.gov/new-generation-land
Farms Resource Center can help you assemble the resources needed for your
unique needs. Complete a survey and let us help you plan for the future of your