The farming community needs to do a lot more to address the challenges around succession to ensure that farms are successfully passed on to the next generation.

There are indications that there is a reluctance to discuss the matter due to the need to face a time when 'one is no longer around' but that is not going to make the succession go away.  Not wanting to cause disputes is also cited as a reason for not addressing the matter but if there are issues, they will only be magnified at a time of grief.

The farming community needs to be more open in discussing the issue of succession and plan as early as possible to try and prevent conflicts within the family at a later date.

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