Interview: Bob Parsons on transfering the farm
11/21/08 7:49AM By Mitch Wertlieb
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This week we've heard about the lives and challenges of six farm families in Caledonia County.
But there are farm families all over the state, and for many, talking about the future, and planning for what will happen to the land, the cows and the machinery, and simply what's going to happen to the farm, can be difficult.
UVM Farm Business Specialist Bob Parsons says many times those conversations don't happen. Parsons is part of the Transfer the Farm program. The group of experts holding seminars all over the New England for the past few years trying to help farmers with these issues.
Parsons says when these discussions don't happen, there can be unfortunate consequences.