More than half of Canada’s ag producers are 55 or older and are just now starting to think about the future of the business they’ve worked hard to build and grow. And while it’s not too late to put a transition plan in place, not having one does involve some risks.

Without a written transition plan any farming operation could be in jeopardy when it’s time for an ownership change. A formal plan can help protect all parties involved in a farm transition, as it provides stability and minimizes disruptions and risks to the business.

Agriculture Financial Services (AFSC) wants to help ensure Alberta’s producers have the information they need to plan a successful transition path for their farm. That’s why AFSC, working with our strategic partners Farm Management Canada and MNP, is presenting a series of one-day workshops on farm transition. Three Bridging the Gap workshops are being held this fall and winter – November 7 in Red Deer, February 26 in Lethbridge, and March 8 in Grande Prairie.

​​​The Bridging the Gap farm transition workshop is designed to engage multiple generations working together on the family farm in meaningful discussions to better understand each other’s concerns and considerations for the future of the farm.

Attendees will take part in sessions on planning, communication, navigating resistance, and working with their transition team. They will be encouraged to ask questions and discuss their farming situations, sharing insights and knowledge with one another. Attendees will also gain access to valuable resources and tools to help them along the way.

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  • Bridging the Gap Farm Transition Workshop – ​​​Red Deer
    November 7, 2023
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST
    Red Deer Resort & Casino
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  • Bridging the Gap Farm Transition Workshop – Lethbridge
    February 26, 2024
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST
    Agri-Food Hub & Trade Centre
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  • Bridging the Gap Farm Transition Workshop – Grande Prairie
    March 8, 2024
    8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MST
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