Understanding the farm business value is useful for more than just sale situations. Financial experts say both general assessments and more in-depth business valuations are practical in multiple ways, including developing tax and transition plans.
Enacting joint ownership for property and other assets is a common tactic in estate planning. It’s easy to implement, however, hard to retract, and can bring business-ruining risks.
Parents are often hesitant about dividing estate assets fairly among farming and non- farming children. In this episode, we look at ways to achieve this while keeping the farm stable.
Farms are expensive. For families in transition, ensuring the next generation has enough capital to buy the farm while leaving the previous generation with enough to retire can be challenging.
When transitioning families are contending with both farming and non-farming children, some financial advisers say smaller financial gifts given earlier in life can alleviate some concerns.
Dennis Solonenko was determined to empower his sons and have them ready to run their farming operation.
What if there are no family members to take over the family farm?
Developing the business is a goal for many farm families working through transition. Truly accounting for machinery costs, however, isn’t always considered.
When times are good, the division of what's fair, right and equal in farm transition can be a challenge for farm and off-farm children.
Farm business owners can choose from a number of valuation methods to make good decisions around the value of their operations.