Strapped for Cash

The longest day has passed for another year, though the memory of last Winter still lingers especially in farming families. The financial ramifications have focused many minds on their roles and responsibilities on the family farm and business. The lack of disposable income is evident in rural towns and on farm investment is under serious review. Dairy farms are somewhat protected by the monthly milk cheque but this is peak season which must support the dry months. Continue reading “Strapped for Cash”

Planning for Succession Workshops

Securing your farm for the next generation.

14th November: Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe, Co Clare

22nd November: Knightsbrook Hotel, Trim, Co. Meath

Every family farm and small business is grappling with the same issues around succession planning. The Irish Farmers Journal and Succession Ireland are coming together to run targeted two-day workshops to help families start the conversation and develop their own succession plans. The aim is to get couples or farm owners to take time away from their daily routine to focus on the different options available. Continue reading “Planning for Succession Workshops”

Failure to address succession can threaten future viability of farms

Clare O’Keeffe of Succession Ireland recently featured on Argiland, Ireland’s largest farming news portal.

Clare O’Keeffe of Succession Ireland – which is based in Mallow, Co. Cork – said a whole range of issues can arise when facilitating inheritance conversations. These can include the question of whether the farm can sustain two incomes, and accommodation of the future needs of children with special needs.

You can read the article by Caroline Allen in full on the Argiland website.