Aug. 6 2018
Will your dairy farm business transfer to the next generation? Business succession planning will help transfer those assets. The process requires a team of professionals such as a tax specialist, att
May 15 2017
It’s been over two months since the 2017 Western Dairy Conference was held, but my brain is still thinking about something one speaker said: “Fifty percent of U.S. dairies will change ownership
April 25 2017
Not too long ago, my siblings and I finalized our late parents’ estate. It has been a long journey from the time our mother passed away six years ago. Eighteen months later, we moved our dad o
April 20 2017
My brother and I are the third generation to farm the land on our home farm in Dearing, Ga. We are in the “teaching phase” of our business with my daughter and nephew both deciding they wanted...
March 3 2017
In last week’s blog "Land rich but feeling dirt poor? You have more than you think," I gave an overview of the unfortunate outcomes that can happen when farmers do not have their estate planning
Oct. 26 2015
Sooner or later, "Will the farm go on after me?" is a question that most dairy producers ask themselves. The answer can be complicated, said estate attorney Dan Rupar in his seminar at this year's World...
Jan. 26 2015
Transferring the farm from one generation to the next is no small feat, and every family faces its own challenges. One farm that recently created a successful partnership between two generations is the...
Sept. 4 2014
Few dairymen readily admit when the time has come to retire. After pouring decades of blood, sweat and capital into their business, hanging up the milkers is likely the most difficult decision they will...