The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Webinar - Inspiring Ideas from Experts in the Field: Succession Planning for Farmers

July 31, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Anywhere, MA


With the average health care costs exceeding $7,700 per month and the average age of the farmer predicted to be 60 and older based on anticipated US Department of Agriculture Census data, the need for aging services for farmers is immediate and neglected. As most individuals over 65 years old seek health care coverage through Medicaid, the need to protect one’s property to qualify is often overlooked until long-term care is immediate. For farmers who are often “land rich and cash poor” the need to choose between protecting generationally-owned land and qualifying for Medicaid should not be a choice. Farmers should never be forced to sell their land to cover nursing care costs. To become eligible for Medicaid, you must meet certain demographic and income qualifications.  This webinar will provide you with general information about Medicaid and its impact on small farmers specifically regarding Medicaid lien enforcement.  

Presenter: Alex Dorr - Jillian Hishaw Esq, is the Founding Director of Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) a national nonprofit that provides legal and technical services to aging farmers.

Webinar can be accessed using the following options:

WebEx Link:

Phone connection: 1-617-627-6767 Access Code: 731333900

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We want everyone to be able to participate!

Driving home from the farmers market?

Call in and put the workshop on speakerphone so you can listen while you drive.

Cooking dinner with the delicious products from your farm?

Bring your laptop into the kitchen so you can watch while you cook.

Hanging out with your co-apprentices after a long day in the field?

Take an hour to watch and participate in the workshop and discuss after.

Can’t make it?

We will record as many workshops as possible and archive on this page.


Our new online workshop series has two main goals:

  1. Provide high quality, high level farm management education that is easily accessible to everyone

  2. Introduce new and experienced growers to topics relating to farm management that will increase efficiency, profitability, soil health and quality of life.


Thanks to our Sponsors

Frontier Natural Products - Frontier Co-op Specializes in Natural and Organic Products

Lancaster Agriculture - Naturally Interested in Your Future

Umass/RMA Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program

Special Thanks to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, for providing access to the WebEx software used to host these online workshops

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