Some older farmers say retirement means financial security and fewer worries, but not necessarily working less.  |  Getty Images

More ‘retired’ farmers keep their land

Auctioneers say they are seeing fewer estate sales now than 10 to 15 years ago as retirees keep ties to their farms

“They always say to leave the party when you’re having the most fun,” says Betty Turner. She and husband, Dennis Turner, love farming. But on Oct. 25, after 40 years of farming, the couple are having an equipment auction and retiring. “There comes a time to make some new memories, and that time is now,” […] Read more

It can sometimes be difficult for a retiring producer to find someone to take over the farm.  |  Getty Images

Online services link owners, aspiring farmers

Older farmers who start thinking about retirement can sometimes have a hard time finding the right person to take over the land. Those obstacles can be even trickier to overcome if no family members are willing to stay on the farm. Producers usually want the farm to remain as a farm, but where do they […] Read more



Those pondering post secondary education must have their finances in order; here are tips on getting started. | File photo

College bound? What you need to know

Those pondering post secondary education must have their finances in order; here are tips on getting started

Now is the time of year when many high school students about to graduate, and the parents who help them, as well as students who recently graduated, start planning for post secondary school. For those interested in agriculture, there are many options to mull over. According to an article in the American magazine Modern Farmer, […] Read more

Advancing Women in Agriculture participants learn about investing and retirement options.

Women take financial control

Advancing Women in Agriculture participants learn about investing and retirement options


In their later years, many women will be forced to manage their money on their own but few are well prepared to take on that responsibility. “The probability says that you will likely be alone or not living with somebody else and obviously be responsible for managing your financial resources,” said Gwen Paddock, RBC national […] Read more