Farm Gift and Leaseback Workshop
Retirement Options for Securing your Farm’s Future
Organised by the Biodynamic Land Trust & the Soil Association Land Trust
3 October 2015: 2.00-5.00.pm,
at Hawkwood College, Stroud, Glos, GL6 7QW
after the Biodynamic Land Trust AGM
Protecting your farms future
Many farmers wrestle with the challenge of farm succession. Their children may not want to farm, there may be potential family conflicts, and continuing farm viability can be a problem, and what about retirement planning? Farmers are keen to see their organic or biodynamic farm, their life’s work, continue, but how? What are the options?
The aim of this workshop is to present a range of options for protecting farms from outright gifting to leaseback where some of the farm’s asset value can be retained. It will help participants clarify what they want for the future of their farms and how to realise this.
Who is this workshop for?
Farmers and Landowners ……
· Who have no heirs but want their life’s work to continue
· Whose family no longer want to farm
· Who want to put their farm beyond potential family conflicts
· Who want to continue farming while they can, and want to clarify their farm legacy, e.g. via a gift and leaseback, or partial sale and gift option
· Planning for retirement who are considering a community farm trust buy out
David Riddle, trustee of the Soil Association Land Trust, former Land Use Director for the National Trust, and a co-founder of 3D Rural Surveyors, specializing in land agency for the environment and people.
Martin Large, founding BDLT director, helped pioneer Community Land Trusts nationally and Farm Trusts including assisting the Fordhall Farm community buy-out in 2005-06.
Course Fee: £40 (£30 for BDLT and Soil Association members)
Book by 25th Sept Please book via our online system – see the website events page: www.biodynamiclandtrust.org.uk or via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01453 766296
The Biodynamic Land Trust, Painswick Inn, Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG