Succession can be one of the biggest hurdles a farm family faces. And with today’s larger, more complex and investment-heavy operations, more people are usually involved than in the past. Here Better Farming looks at how six Ontario families coped
by KATE PROCTER AND MARY BAXTER
It’s no secret that Canada’s farm population is aging. By 2006, the average age of the Canadian farmer had crept up to 52 from 2001’s average of 49.9. And with advancing years comes the challenge of transferring the farm to the next generation.