Planning for retirement or a farm transition takes time. AgCountry Farm Credit Services Vice President of Succession and Retirement Planning Russ Tweiten says farmers need to plan ahead. “Sometimes you can’t help it. Most of the time if we can get five to 10 years ahead, it’s good. There’s lots to think about.” Tweiten says just getting comfortable with the idea of the transition takes time. “The first year of a plan is knowing what we will do. We have to know about you and you have to know about us. We start by moving acres over to the junior farmer and some people can’t do that. That’s why we say five to 10 years.”
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