Martha McFarland operates Hawkeye Buffalo & Cattle Ranch on her family’s farm in northeast Iowa. Her father started the ranch, but today Martha owns and operates the business on farmland she rents from her niece. This arrangement and the succession plan for the business took years of conversations with family, tax advisors, and attorneys- and it is ultimately what allows Martha to run the farm with full autonomy, protecting the farmland, and preserving family unity. In this episode, Martha shares her story of finding a legal solution that matched her priorities.
Farm Commons is grateful to have worked with Martha as a member of the 2022 Collaborative Leadership Fellowship.
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