Farm Transition

Planning for the Future of Your Farm Workshops

Each year, OSU Extension holds “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshops to help families with farm transition planning.  We offer both a webinar and in person workshops at several locations across Ohio.  This farm transition workshop challenges farm families to actively plan for the future of the farm business.  Learn how to have crucial conversations about the future and strategies and tools that can help you transfer your farm’s ownership, management, and assets to the next generation. Teaching faculty for the workshop are David Marrison, OSU Extension Farm Management Field Specialist and Robert Moore, Attorney with the OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program.

Topics discussed during this series include:

  • Developing Goals for Estate and Succession
  • Planning for the Transition of Control
  • Planning for the Unexpected
  • Communication and Conflict Management during Farm Transfer
  • Legal Tools and Strategies
  • Developing Your Team
  • Getting Your Affairs in Order
  • Selecting an Attorney 

We encourage parents, children, and grandchildren to attend together to develop a plan for the future of your family farm.

Webinar Version

Attend the workshop from the comfort of your home on February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. via Zoom. Pre-registration is required so that a packet of program materials can be mailed in advance to participating families. Electronic copies of the course materials will also be available to all participants. The registration fee is $75 per farm family.  Register by January 22, 2024 in order to receive course materials in time. 

Click here for program flyer.

Click here to register for the webinar series

For more information about these programs, contact David Marrison at 740-722-6073 or by email at

Upcoming In-Person Programs

During the Winter of 2024, the following locations will be hosting an in-person Planning for the Future of Your Farm workshop. Follow these links to learn more about these programs:

Lisbon, Ohio:  January 19, 2024 (Columbiana County)

Urbana, Ohio: January 26, 2024 (Champaign County)

Tiffin, Ohio: February 2, 2024 (Seneca County)

Lebanon, Ohio: April 4, 2024 (Warren County)


See our legal resources on farm transition planning here