Farm Transfer Planning


Whole Farm Planning

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Is it time to take a fresh look at your farming operation? Is it time to derive a behavior that is drastically different from what has been done before? Is it time to step back and examine your business strategy and profit structure? Recognizing the true profit structure of your business can be the beginnings of a new business strategy.

In an industry that is so volatile and unpredictable, you need to build a system that benefits from change and shock rather than suffers from it. In other words, your business needs to benefit from stress and tension. It needs options to address the tension and find creative ways to move forward.

Tension can be a good thing, according to Nicholas Nassim Taleb, who wrote the book Antifragile: Things, That Gain from Disorder. Taleb speaks to a process that can effectively use tension in its environment to adapt itself to be more effective in fulfilling its purpose.

Whole Farm Planning is a similar process to the Antifragile process

of self-management that empowers people to make meaningful decisions in pursuit of the business’s purpose.

Whole Farm Planning is a holistic approach to farm planning that is designed to help develop important farming goals and action plans by balancing quality of life needs, farm resources, production aims, profitability needs, and farmland stewardship objectives.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for commitment from producers interested in working through the Whole Farm Planning process. The commitment consists of attending an informational introduction meeting to explain the process, what resources we will be using, followed by technical on-farm meetings to design and implement your Whole Farm Plan.

The informational meeting is set for Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Lite Dinner at 5:30 pm, meeting begins at 6pm. 

I can be reached by email at bsc33@cornell.eduor call me at 315/736-3394 ext. 104. Let’s plan and build together to keep Agriculture strong in our community.


$15 pp or $25 for 2 register by March 22 at the link below

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Bonnie Collins
Sr. Ag Program Team Leader
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 104


CCE Oneida Farm & Home Center
121 Second Street
Oriskany, New York 13424