Farm Transition Resources compiled with thanks to Farm Management Canada


B.C. Land Matching Program: Connecting farmers and farmland holders with land sharing facilitation support.

FarmLink: Online tool to connect farmers and farm seekers.

L’Arterre (Quebec only): Online tool to connect farmers and farm seekers. Provides a space for farm owners to list their farm to attract potential buyers, and for potential farmers to find succession opportunities. 


Farm Transition Toolkit (forthcoming): Resources and tools to assess transition readiness, create your transition plan, find advisors and get inspired. 

Choose Your Own Transition (forthcoming): Web-based assessment tool to determine your transition situation and options. Provides tools and resources for farmers looking to transition out, depending on their circumstances.

Agriwebinar: Access more than 200 archived webinars searchable by topic (ex. transition planning) and speaker (ex. Elaine Froese).

Elaine’s Farm Family Coach on YouTube.

Elaine’s Farm Family Tool Kit: 19 tools that will help you communicate better and grow stronger on your farm.

FCC’s Let’s Talk Transition: Resources and tools to start the conversation, prepare for transition and start planning. 

7 Steps to Farm Succession Planning: 7 online modules to walk you through transition planning basics. 

Transition Smart: Farm succession assessment tool from MNP.

AgriShield: Assessment and planning tool to identify risks and best management practices. Includes a section on farm transition risk assessment and related components.

Building an Effective Farm Business System: Guides producers through the development of a farm business management system. Includes worksheets and resources relating to farm transition. Includes sweat equity calculator.

AgriHR Toolkit: Online guide to building an effective HR management system. Includes advice related to transition planning.

Alberta Agriculture – Transition Planning Guide for AgriBusiness –

Land for Good (U.S.) – Transferring the Farm: Where Do I Start?

OMAFRA – Farm Succession Planning Steps and Checklist –

Holistic Management Canada.

Donald Cooper Business Templates.

Curt Ferguson, The Estate Planning Centre.

BC Cooperatives Association:

B.C. Ministry of Agriculture: Agricultural Co-operatives Start Up Guide:

B.C. Ministry of Agriculture: Financing Agricultural Cooperatives:


Young Agrarians and B.C. Land Matching Program events.

Agricultural Excellence Conference: Annual  business management conference;  Interactive, builds national network of experts and peers.

Canadian Young Farmers’ Forum National Conference. 

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers National Event. 

FCC’s Ignite: Young Farmer Summit.

International Farm Management Congress: Biennial conference focused on farm management, includes farm and industry tours.


Getting Unstuck Online Farm Transition Course: Six module online course.

National Farm Leadership Program: For farmers and ranchers, takes place over 11 weeks online with a 3-day residency and a year of anytime one-on-one coaching and monthly coaching sessions.

CTEAM – Canadian Total Excellence in Agricultural Management Program: For farmers and ranchers, takes place over 16 months through 4 online and in-person sessions. Build your farm’s strategic business plan including farm transition. 

Alberta Family Business Institute – Passing the Torch | Not the Pain.


Personal Style indicator – used by American Management Association.


Style Matters: The Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

CDP – Conflict Dynamic Profile: Assessment re: your conflict triggers – guide and sample report available. 

Choice Map – How to have a learner, not judger approach.


Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Provides funding for advisory services, event attendance and training programs. Check with your local Ministry of Agriculture for eligibility and to apply.

FCC Farm Transfer Loan –


Change your Questions, Change your Life by Marilee Adams.

Tax Bulletin: Succession Planning for the Transition of the Family Farm by BDO.

When Sorry is Not Enough by Gary Chapman.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman.

Safe People: How to Find Relationships that are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Henry Cloud.

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No, to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud & John Townsend.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t by Jim Collins.

Emotional Blackmail by Susan Forward.

A Strong Warning to the 80-plus farmer by Elaine Froese.

Succeeding at Succession by David Irvine.

Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner.

Overcoming the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (assessment tool) by Patrick Lencioni. 

Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason.

Instant Influence: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything by Michael Pantalon.

Moolala: Why smart people do dumb things with their money (and what you can do about it) by Bruce Sellery.

The Gift of the Blessing by Gary Smalley and John Trent.

Silence is a form of violence – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, and Ron McMillan.


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