Minnesota Farm Bureau is among many ag organizations looking to support new and beginning farmers. President Dan Glessing says Minnesota provides tax credits to help the next generation. He says some credits encourage land owners to consider selling to beginning farmers:
“Now, I fully recognize that those tax credits aren’t going to be substantial if you’re going to give up some of that cost of the per-acre land. But again, anything we can do (helps).”
Glessing says it’s important to foster new and alternative avenues to farming that are often more affordable at the onset.