Farming is most often a family business, sometimes with multiple generations involved in the day-to-day operations. Working from home with family members can be one of the great attractions of a career in farming. Learning how to combine family life with the demands of farming is an essential management skill.
Cornell's NYFarmNET provides farm families with a network of contacts and support services to help them develop skills for dealing with life challenges and transitions - through personalized education, confidential consulting, and referral. Get more information here.
These links provide access to a wide variety of tools for managing family dynamics and health on the farm.
Planning for inheritance and for farm transfer (to the next generation or to new ownership) raises special issues. These links contain a wealth of information to get you started.
Last updated July 12, 2017