Family Farming

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.

NYFarmNET

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.

Family Dynamics

These links provide access to a wide variety of tools for managing family dynamics and health on the farm.


Estate Planning / Farm Transfer

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