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Source: CBC News, March 9, 2019 

According to a 2016 StatsCan Farm Survey, the average age of farm operators is around 55-years-old

More than 100 farmers and farm industry stakeholders packed a Crossfield, Alta., community hall this week for a workshop on farm succession — where farmers develop clear strategies to transfer their operations down to their kids when they retire.

Farm succession and estate planning expert Merle Good says his consulting firm holds about 24 of these workshops across the prairie provinces every year and interest has grown as more farmers near retirement and more of their kids are choosing to take over the family business.

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