New Book on Farm Succession Planning by Senior Instructor Christy Brekken

Senior Instructor Christy Anderson Brekken has co-authored a practical handbook to farm business organization, succession planning, and estate planning. It is freely available to read online or download a pdf.

The purpose of this guide is to provide foundational education for farm and ranch families on how to create a basic business succession and estate plan. In working with farm families, the authors have identified four fundamental goals for the farm succession planning process: (1) preserving family relationships, (2) strengthening the farm business, (3) protecting the owners and operators from business disruptions, and (4) minimizing the complexity and expense of succession and estate plans.