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Tennessee Farmland Legacy



 


Tennessee Farmland Legacy

Planning Today for Tomorrow's Farms

Chapter 4: Business and Organizational Structure

This chapter presents the various options for structuring a farm or family business and describes the factors that should be considered in choosing a particular structure, including how the structure fits into a succession plan.

Chapter 4 Text

Worksheets


Additional Resources


Employment Agreements

Real Property Leases

Cash Leases

Crop-share Leases

Livestock-share Leases

  • Livestock Share Rental Arrangements for Your Farm, NCR-107. Available for purchase at MidWest Plan Service, Iowa State University.
  • Livestock-share Farm Lease, NCR-108, Available for purchase at MidWest Plan Service, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Pasture Leases

  • Pasture Rental Arrangements for Your Farm, NCR-149, Available for purchase at MidWest Plan Service, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
  • Pasture Lease, NCR-109, MidWest Plan Service, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Irrigated Cropland Leases

Buildings and Facilities Leases

Personal Property Leases and Sharing Agreements

Sale Agreement for Personal Property

Tax Treatment of Legal Entities

Legal Entity Start-up Forms and Fees

Trade or business name search and registration or reservation

Cooperatives

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