Getting Started in Farming Via the Home Farm

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CoverNorth Central Regional Publication

This publication touches on topics pertinent to successful joint-farming relationships including communication, records, financial and estate planning, capital turnover and more. It sparks thought-provoking discussion about practical business and personal decisions required.

Separate checklists for parents and children aid each to focus and discuss ideas and goals. Once both parties willingly proceed, this publication addresses how to assess financial capability, determine sibling's share and decide management share and ownership arrangements.

An appendix includes a sample written agreement for joint-farm operation.

This publication was published in the early 1970s. It is one of a series about beginning farming.


  • Family communication
  • Family farming
  • Farm management
  • Father-son farming
  • Returning to farm
  • Homesteading


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