A lifetime in farming brings perspective. Two veteran farmers, Jean-Guy Vincent and Garry Meier, share theirs – one has some advice for young people entering farming while the other offers some thoughts for those passing on their operations.
To grow the farming business you have today, you've invested years of your life and the bulk of your financial assets. But sooner or later, it's inevitable that someone other than you will own and run your farm.
Succession planning is a thorny issue – not because the plans can be complex, but because it raises so many questions that need to have answers. And these answers come from people whose feelings might easily be hurt.