Are you a farmer looking for farm succession help and resources?
A farm service provider looking for technical information and a supportive network?
You’ve come to the right place!
The Farm Transfer Network of New England (FTNNE) is a network of professionals and organizations that provides farm transfer expertise and support in the six New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
We believe that farm transfer is a critical issue to thousands of New England farm families and to those who own, manage, or value our region’s agricultural landscapes. Farm transfer planning is complicated. It’s hard to put all the pieces together. Our network is committed to working in professional teams to cover the bases and respond to the unique needs and wishes of every farm family and farmland owner that we serve.
FTNNE providers offer education, individual and family consultations, referrals, and resource materials.
We also conduct workshops and trainings about farm transfer, farm tenure, and related topics for farm families, municipalities, land trusts and other conservation organizations, as well as the general public.
Providers in our network:
- provide high quality farm transfer planning services, education, and assistance
- work collaboratively and incorporate team approaches
- respond to the unique needs and wishes of each farm family and farmland owner
- increase public awareness about farm transfer
- share resources and build our skills and knowledge
FTNNE providers are:
- Farm Management Specialists
- Tax Planners
- Financial Advisors
- “Farm Link” Specialists
- Land Use Planners
- Retirement Planners
- Estate Planners
- Extension Professionals
- Conservation Specialists
- Farm Transfer Facilitators & “Coaches”
Successful farm transfer requires thoughtful and timely planning. Farm families need support and information to transfer their farms.
For farm families, we offer a comprehensive set of workbooks, checklists, farm transfer guides, fact sheets, articles, and links to useful sites and publications on our website.
For farm service providers we offer technical articles, bulletins and legal analysis to support their work in farm succession and transfer planning.
FTNNE receives administrative support from Land For Good, a New England regional nonprofit organization providing education, consulting, advocacy and innovation on issues of farmland access, tenure and transfer.