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Leaving the farm

publication date: May 1, 2019
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Making and dealing with the decision to stop farming

One decision many growers will have to make at some point in their careers is whether to stop farming, and if the answer is yes, how to negotiate the transition.

This article is the first of two on leaving farming. Both authors have recently stopped operating or scaled down their farms. Despite there being a wealth of good materials on starting up and operating a small farm, there is very little information available for producers who might be considering the hard choice of leaving farming as a full-time job.

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