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Life estate: A model for retirement

publication date: Jan 1, 2001
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As market farmers mature, many find themselves ready to slow down or to change their focus. But they are loathe to abandon the business they have built up, the relationships with customers, the farm system, the improved soil. And what if they don’t want to move away from the farm?
Here at Growing for Market, we are always looking for ways to get more people involved in market farming. So we were impressed when we heard about this model, which gives a new farmer a start while allowing some veteran farmers to keep their farm home and see their business continue.



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