Texas Corn Producers, AgriLife Extension join forces to help understand, aid succession of agriculture industry
Understanding how those on our farms and ranches are being passed on through estates and what more do our rural landowners need to know about the process is the goal of a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service project funded by the Texas Corn Producers.
Equipment and land are passed from one generation to another and determining what farmers and ranchers need to know about the process is at the center of a new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service estate survey.
Tiffany Lashmet, J.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, and Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, both in Amarillo, are conducting a survey of farmers, ranchers, agribusiness owners and rural landowners about estate and succession planning.
She said they’ve just launched the survey, which is available online or by mail. The survey link is https://tx.ag/EstateSurvey. The raw data–anything provided by individuals completing the survey–will not be shared. They will take the surveys from now until mid-March.
“We are excited to have grant funding from Texas Corn Producers to conduct this survey to help us understand who is and is not working on estate plans, what barriers exist, and what educational resources we can develop that would be helpful in this process,” Lashmet said.
Texas Corn Producer Board Chairman Robert Gordon said Texas’ family farms are the foundation of the future of agriculture. “Knowing how we can best support these small businesses as they pass to the next generation is important,” Gordon said. “Texas Corn Producers sees this need, and is proud to support AgriLife in this effort.”
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