Four case studies were developed for Iowa farm operations that have successfully used machinery and labor sharing arrangements for intergenerational transfer of farm assets. Results were shared at workshops and through publication of a resource manual.
What are the key strategies that farm families should follow to successfully reduce machinery and labor costs through sharing the use and ownership of these resources?
In-depth interviews with four farm families explained how they have implemented sharing arrangements to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and transfer use and ownership of farm assets to the next generation. This information was integrated into educational materials developed for earlier efforts, and presented to three diverse audiences.
William Edwards, Darren Jarboe, Georgeanne Artz
Year of Grant Completion
Roger Ginder, William M. Edwards, Georgeanne M. Artz and Darren H. Jarboe. "Producer machinery and labor sharing arrangements workshops" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/georgeanne-artz/13/