Farm Transfer Programs

Map of my Kingdom

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Practical Farmers commissioned playwright Mary Swander to write this play about the many issues surrounding farmland transfer. The play presents a number of ways farmland owners have planned for – or failed to plan for – farmland transition.  Click here to see the latest performances!

To bring the play to a location near you, contact Mary Swander.


Farm Legacy Letters

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Too often, farmland owners have not decided and then communicated what they want most for their farmland when they are gone. Over the next several years, Practical Farmers will be helping.

Farmland Owner Legacy Award

The goals of the award are:

1). To recognize those PFI farmland owner members who work to sustain farm businesses, long-term soil productivity, environmental quality and vibrant rural communities, including helping the next generation start farming.

2). To call attention to the need for greater landowner partnerships with farmers. Any non-operator landowner – which is someone who owns land but does not labor on that land – is eligible.


  • 2018: Maggie McQuown and Steve Turman
  • 2017: Angela and John Tedesco
  • 2016: Rob and Susan Fleming
  • 2015: Dale Nimrod, Faith Sherman and Vance Nimrod
  • 2014: Charlotte Shivvers, Martha Skillman and Marietta Carr
  • 2013: Helen Gunderson

Questions or recipient suggestions? Contact

Younger Generation: Farm Transfer Questions for Your Elders

WORKSHEET #1  — Dynamics and Communications Styles

WORKSHEET #2  — Elders

WORKSHEET #3 — Younger Generation


For more information about farm transition programming at PFI, reach out to Jorgen Rose at