Growing into Succession

Growing into Succession

How one farmer positioned his business for the next generation

For more than three generations, John (not his real name) and his family have been farming in Ontario. They own and operate 1200 acres and in recent years have diversified their crop mix. With a son who recently graduated from agricultural college and several other children who want to join the family farm business, they wanted to farm more land but lacked access to capital to buy the additional land they needed.