Farmers invited to meetings to discuss issue of succession and retirement

Adam Day.

Farmers in the Yorkshire Dales are invited to attend meetings to discuss the often difficult issue of succession and retirement.

The Farmer Network says it often talks to members who are facing decisions on who might take over the business in future, and how.

Other farmers are considering retirement options based on personal circumstances, but unsure how to proceed.

Farmer Network managing director Adam Day said: “The way forward or the way out, can become a minefield.

“We’d like to help farmers take a first step by looking at the options, in the hope that we may help them choose the right path. Standing still is rarely the best option.”

The Yorkshire Dales Farmer Network is organising two meetings for farmers, to discuss planning for the future including options and difficult conversations that might need to be had. Also, the potential pitfalls and other important issues such as taxation.

The first event on Tuesday 5th September, will be held at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club, Settle, commencing 7pm. The discussions will include presentations from Solicitor Michael McGarry and Judith Smith of JS Accountancy.

The second event is on Thursday 7th September (7pm) at The Kings Head, Masham with Edward Ryder, Harrowells Solicitors and Richard Hall of Walter Dawson & Son Accountants.

Both events are kindly being funded by Yorkshire Agricultural Society. The Farming Community Network will also be attendance. Refreshments are being provided on the night, so booking is essential.

To book your place at either meeting please call Head Office on (01768) 868615 or e mail stating which meeting you would like to attend.

You can also text: SETTLE to 07714 187034 or MASHAM to 07714 187034