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The nature of farm succession in three New South Wales communities


  • Crockett, Judith


Farm transfer between generations of the same family has long been considered a highly significant aspect of rural ideology in Australia with major ramifications for farm management decision making. However, the importance attached to family farm succession has been increasingly questioned in current literature. Results from a study in rural culture in New South Wales support the contention that succession is declining in importance, highlighting instead that the wellbeing and education of younger family members is being placed ahead of expectations that children will automatically take over their parents' property and remain in farming. Implications of this trend for farm management are flagged and directions for further research explored.

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  • Crockett, Judith, 2004. "The nature of farm succession in three New South Wales communities," AFBM Journal, Australasian Farm Business Management Network, vol. 1.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:afbmau:120915

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    1. Geoff Kuehne, 2013. "My decision to sell the family farm," Agriculture and Human Values, Springer;The Agriculture, Food, & Human Values Society (AFHVS), vol. 30(2), pages 203-213, June.
    2. Banovic, Marija & Duesberg, Stefanie & Renwick, Alan & Keane, Mark & Bogue, Pat, 2015. "The Field: Land mobility measures as seen through the eyes of Irish farmers," 89th Annual Conference, April 13-15, 2015, Warwick University, Coventry, UK 204200, Agricultural Economics Society.


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