Farmers Journal Article – Mediation and resolving family farm disputes

Money Mentor Margaret Nolan suggests mediation could be an option to solve family farm disputes.

Margaret Nolan spoke with an accredited mediator at Succession Ireland, Claire O’Keefe. Claire said that in order to start any good communication regarding farm succession “open conversations are key” and that “assumptions and expectations need to be outlined”.

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”

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.