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Research Bulletin (Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station)

Abstract

An increasing number of Iowa farm-owning parents and their children are searching for satisfactory means of transferring the home farm to the next generation. The manner in which these transfers are carried out will have profound influences upon the welfare of Iowa's farm families and upon the stability of the state's agriculture.

Many factors conditioning the choice of means for transferring farm property within families are economic and social in nature; but the means for effecting the transfers are largely legal. Consequently, Iowa State College and the State University of Iowa College of Law have teamed up to make this analysis of intra-family farm transfers and to outline various methods of transferring farm property. Funds to help carry out the study were provided by the Iowa State College Agricultural Foundation.

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