Published Sep 14, 2016

Keep the Family Farming: Tips and Resources

By Teresa Opheim

What to provide land for your heirs to farm? Here are some top tips from your fellow farmland owners:

  • Decide which is more important: Treating all heirs financially equally or keeping your farming heir on the land
  • Consider valuing the “sweat equity” that the farming heir has provided
  • Use non-farm assets to compensate non-farming heirs

The late William Gilbert (right) valued the “sweat equity” of his farming son, which helped keep another generation of Gilberts on the farm









Here are some top resources where you can get good information to help you with your goal to keep your family farming: