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Succession Planning: Supporting the Transition for Farm Businesses

August 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


In Ontario, the average farmer is 55 years old, but only 8.5% of farms have a succession plan. How can you help?

Join us for a webinar exploring economic development supports to facilitate the transition of farm businesses.

Whether the farm has a successor in mind or the future is still unknown, we will explore what municipalities are doing to bridge this gap, and identify the resources available to help Ontario farmers with succession planning.


  • Municipal Matchmakers: How to use FarmLink and SuccessionMatching to assist farmers and other businesses in the succession planning transition

Belinda Wick-Graham, Ec.D., CEc.D. Manager of Economic Development, Town of Minto

  • On the next episode of Family Feud: Navigating the succession planning realities for agriculture and taking action in Oxford County

Bernia Wheaton, Economic Development Officer, Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation

  • Making the Connection: Resource gaps and opportunities to engage with farmers on succession planning. Key findings from a research project in Haldimand County

Alison Earls, Division Support, Haldimant Economic Development and Tourism

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About Us

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs have coordinated the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Community of Practice to virtually bring together economic development and planning professionals across Ontario interested in agriculture and agri-business issues.

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August 16, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Ontario Federation of Agriculture



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