13 farm transition case studies to help you plan

Looking for a few good examples of transition in action? Read these fictional case studies created from BDO and MNP that illustrate real-world scenarios that can happen during the process.


A BDO case study exploring how one family worked through the best way to pay their children for working on the farm.

When Jeremy leaves his city job, he depends on expert advice to learn how to start a farm of his own – and be successful. Learn more in this BDO fictional case study.

In this BDO case study, we look at the impact of divorce on a farm transition.

Sometimes a farm transition plan involves family members asserting their independence and heading in different directions.

The following fictional case study, created by BDO Canada, illustrates how the absence of a farm transition plan can throw a family into turmoil when the unexpected happens.

In a farm transition, things don't always go as expected. A good plan should be a living, evolving process that can handle the complexities.