OFA and Farm Life have formed a partnership to offer OFA members preferred rates on their succession planning services.
Farm Life was founded by Darrell Wade after his family faced the consequences of the right things not being planned for on his family farm. His father, like so many farmers today, didn’t take the time to plan for the “what ifs” with his professional team and he didn’t communicate his intentions. With the sudden passing of his father at the age of 65 there was no legacy for the family farm business.
Farm Life specializes in empowering farm families to have courageous conversations about the future of their family farm. Its mission is to keep farmers farming and to work with families through the succession process in a way that protects family harmony. It works with families across the province to build continuity of the farm through succession, transition and tax efficient estate plans.
Farm Life has a team of professional experts who collaborate with your current advisors to build a succession plan for your family farm. Through this process they provide financial assessment, business planning, financial sustainability and a succession plan that protects both the family harmony and the legacy of the farm. Farm Life educates farm families and motivates the next generation of farmers.
OFA and Farm Life hosted a webinar in January 2019 on how to have courageous conversations with family members about the future of the family farm. The webinar featured Farm Life Founder Darrell Wade as he walked OFA members through the tools needed to understand the importance of having these conversations with professionals and protecting their family farm legacy. Click here to watch the recorded version of the webinar.
OFA Member Offer:
- A complimentary consultation on the farm for qualified OFA members.
- A 10% reduction in their succession planning fees.
- Access to a regional workshop held annually on continuity, transition and farm finances.
- Each OFA member who completed a plan would be offered a complimentary annual check in for the first two years once the plan has been completed.
Farm Life currently has representatives across the province and is headquartered in Peterborough, Ontario. All advisors are CAFA certified and have an agricultural background.
To access these services, contact Farm Life directly at:
Farm Life is back for another webinar to reignite OFA members and their desire to move forward with a succession plan in 2020. It’s time for action and a plan for continuity of your family farm.
In this year’s webinar, we dig deeper into understanding the value communication brings to relationships while discussing the future of your family farm. We examine a family we have worked with and how they were able to resolve similar challenges many families face while discussing continuity of the farm. Learn the tools you need to establish healthy communication guidelines for your family farm.
Join Farm Life Founder Darrell Wade, a certified Family Enterprise Advisor and Certified Farm Advisor, as he walks families through the tools needed understand the importance of having these courageous conversations with professionals and protecting your family farm legacy.
Farm Life is part of OFA’s Benefit Program that provides exclusive programs and services for members.
Webinar: How to shift from thinking about succession to tackling succession
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. (the length of the webinar is dependent on the level of engagement during the Q & A session)
Speaker: Darrell Wade, Farm Life Founder
Registration is now available for OFA members only. Space is limited. Register today.
To access the registration link, members must be logged in to the OFA members only section.