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Planning for Transition Workshop:

Ensure Smooth Succession or Transfer of Your Farm

Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH

Saturday, April 6, 2019 
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Are you considering what to do with your farm or land when you're ready to retire or pass it on to the next generation? You are not alone!

There are lots of options and resources to assist you in the transition, succession, or transfer of your land, and this workshop can get you started down the path to the solutions that are right for you, your family, and your land!

Join us for a full-day workshop on Saturday, April 6 at the Clark State Community College in Springfield, OH to learn about:

- Several models of farm succession and transition
- Family communication strategies
- Resources to begin developing your transition plan
- Professionals and organizations that can assist you with your plans

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to better assess your situation, articulate goals for the future of your land, and develop a transition plan.

Workshop speakers include:

- Farmer Bill Agle will share his recent farm transition experience.
- Ross County Extension agent Chris Brunyis will provide expertise to help farmers navigate the process of communicating and planning for land transition, succession, or transfer in order to meet family, land management, and farming operation goals.
- Pete Foreman will discuss options for financial and estate planning.

Cost: $20 per person. Price includes lunch.

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Tayse, Begin Farming Program Coordinator at (614) 947-1633 or rachel@oeffa.org

To Register, Click Here

This workshop is presented by:


Growing Green:

Regenerating Soils and the Agricultural Economy

Hosted by: Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions and Tecumseh Land Trust

Join us in Yellow Springs, OH for a weekend of presentations, panels, workshops, and tours as we explore the connections between soil health, regenerative agriculture practices, conservation efforts, and our local economy.

Keynote: Organic Farmer, Renee Winner and Julia Barton of OEFFA

Panels & presentations on the history of Ohio agriculture; the economic benefits of preserving soil; transitioning to organic; and visions for the Jacoby Partnership

Jim Hoormon and Bob Hendershot on cover crops and soil health

Contact info@communitysolution.org for more information.

Jacoby Partnership Service Area Map

Email Michele Burns at burns@tecumsehlandtrust.org with any questions regarding the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which aims to protect more of the Jacoby Greenbelt and improve conservation practices in the Jacoby and Yellow Springs Creek subwatersheds.

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One of our beautiful preserved farms is for sale. If you are looking for a great place to have horses, you need to take a look at it. It is protected by a conservation easement. We would to happy to discuss with you what that entails. The realtor has some nice photos of the property--http://www.davidandkellyludwig.com/listing/mlsid/39/propertyid/218021991/


 Madison Township and Little Miami Headwaters Preservation

The map below shows the progress we’re making preserving prime farmland west of South Charleston, a block of 3400 continuous acres, soon to be connected to even more protected farms. Thanks to the landowners in this area who have donated conservation easements or worked with us to fund easements through the USDA’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program and the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Local Agricultural Easement Purchase Program.

Read American Farmland Trust’s recent report on the threat to America’s best farmland: https://www.farmland.org/initiatives/farms-under-threat


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Do you have a farm that you want to stay a farm forever? Or have you longed to invest in a farm or a natural property? If so, we’d love to talk to you about how we might be able to help you achieve your goal! There have NEVER been more options for people who want to preserve their farms or natural properties. The tax benefit for voluntary Conservation Easements was expanded significantly late last year – see the attached fact sheet for more information--click here for the pdf file. We also work with several easement purchase programs and this is the season for thinking about whether you might wish to apply. Call 937-767-9490 or e-mail burns@tecumsehlandtrust.org, and we’ll explain the options available to you!

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Who we are

Tecumseh Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization serving Greene and Clark Counties of Ohio and surrounding areas. The purpose of Tecumseh Land Trust is to preserve agricultural land, natural areas, water resources, and historic sites, in voluntary cooperation More...

Protecting Land

Tecumseh Land Trust has preserved over 26,000 acres in Clark and Greene counties and surrounding areas. Included in the mix is a vibrant array of large and small farms, natural areas, and stream corridors. The work of this organization has helped to protect the regions



Tecumseh Land Trust  was the first land trust in Ohio to become accredited. To find out more information about preserving land, accreditation, FRPP, AEPP, land trusts, and the easement process, Click here.

Our organization # is 97774. Thank you for your support.

Our organization # is 97774. Thank you for your support.