Form AG03242 "Minnesota Farmlink Information Form - Existing/Retiring Farmer" - Minnesota

What Is Form AG03242?

This is a legal form that was released by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture - a government authority operating within Minnesota. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on February 12, 2019;
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625 ROBERT STREET NORTH, SAINT PAUL, MN 55155-2538
WWW.MDA.STATE.MN.US
Agricultural Marketing and Development Division, Phone:
320-842-6910
INFORMATION FORM
Minnesota FarmLink Information Form
The information collected on this form is gathered to find the right opportunity for you. Understanding your goals and objectives is
important to matching and transitioning, so complete answers are critical. All information is strictly confidential and will not be used
for any other purpose. If you have questions on this form, please call 320-842-6910.
Internal Use Only: ID# _____________________
Farm Owner Participant Information
Last Name
First Name
Today’s Date
Address
City
State
Zip
County
Phone
Alternative Phone (Optional)
E-mail
Age
Family Size (Including Children Living at Home)
1. Current Occupation (Check All That Apply)
Farm Full—Time
Ag Related Job
Student
Farm Part—Time
Non Ag Related Job
Unemployed
Explain Job Responsibilities:
2. Why are you interested in this program?
3. How do you feel about transitioning your farm?
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
AG03242
by calling 651/201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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625 ROBERT STREET NORTH, SAINT PAUL, MN 55155-2538
WWW.MDA.STATE.MN.US
Agricultural Marketing and Development Division, Phone:
320-842-6910
INFORMATION FORM
Minnesota FarmLink Information Form
The information collected on this form is gathered to find the right opportunity for you. Understanding your goals and objectives is
important to matching and transitioning, so complete answers are critical. All information is strictly confidential and will not be used
for any other purpose. If you have questions on this form, please call 320-842-6910.
Internal Use Only: ID# _____________________
Farm Owner Participant Information
Last Name
First Name
Today’s Date
Address
City
State
Zip
County
Phone
Alternative Phone (Optional)
E-mail
Age
Family Size (Including Children Living at Home)
1. Current Occupation (Check All That Apply)
Farm Full—Time
Ag Related Job
Student
Farm Part—Time
Non Ag Related Job
Unemployed
Explain Job Responsibilities:
2. Why are you interested in this program?
3. How do you feel about transitioning your farm?
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
AG03242
by calling 651/201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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Partner Information
Last Name
First Name
Address (If Different)
City
State
Zip
County
Phone
Alternative Phone (Optional)
E-mail (Optional)
Age
4. Current Occupation (Check all that apply)
Farm Full—Time
Ag Related Job
Student
Farm Part—Time
Non Ag Related Job
Unemployed
Explain Job Responsibilities:
5. Why are you interested in this program?
6. How do you feel about transitioning the farm?
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
AG03242
by calling 651/201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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Farm Description
7. County in which the majority of land/operation is located?
8. Rank the following type of farm enterprise(s) you operate with 1 being the greatest source of farm income.
Beef
Dairy
Hogs
Sheep
Poultry—Egg
Poultry—Meat
Goats
Horses
Grain
Forages
Fruits
Vegetables
Field Crops
Other:
9. If you raise livestock, please provide the following information (add more space if needed):
Type:
Number:
Breed:
Type:
Number:
Breed:
10. How many acres do you own/rent (estimations needed only, no need for exact numbers)?
Own
Cultivated:
Forage:
Pasture:
Non—tillable:
Rent
Cultivated:
Forage:
Pasture:
Non—tillable:
11. What type of farming practices do you utilize? (Check all that apply)
Conventional Tillage
Minimum Tillage
No—Till
Ridge-Till
Managed Grazing
Organic
Pasture
Grass Fed/Finished Livestock
Conventional Livestock
Other (Explain):
12. Check the characteristics applicable to your farm.
Primary Residence (# bedrooms _______ baths ______ )
Certified Organic or Easily Certifiable
Housing for Labor
Land Currently Being Farmed
Near Urban Population
Greenhouse or Hoophouse
Annual Records of Past Farm Management
Machine Shed/Workshop
Grain Storage
Permanent Fencing for Livestock
Use of Intensive Pasture Management
Hay Storage
Farm Stand/Store
Manure Storage
Open Lot Livestock Facilities
Total Confinement Livestock Facilities
If Dairy: Free-Stall Facility
If Dairy: Tie Stall Dairy
If Dairy: Parlor System
If Dairy: Stanchion Facility
Irrigation
CRP
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
AG03242
by calling 651/201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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Assets
13. Tell us about your housing information.
Is your house located on this farm?
Yes
No
Do you plan to stay in this house?
Yes
No
If no, when will the house be available?
Immediately Within ________years
Is there alternative housing available (explain)?
Yes
No
14. List your major buildings and facilities (add more space if needed).
Condition
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
15. List major machinery that could be included in the transition (add more space if need).
Condition
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
Type:
Excellent
Good
Fair
16. The farm ownership status is currently (Check one)
Sole Proprietorship
Corporation
Partnership
LLC
Other (Explain):
17. Are there any use restrictions on the property? (Check)
Yes
No
If Yes:
Right of Way
License
Easements
Permits
Manure Application Agreement
Other:
Explain:
18. Is the farm currently listed with a realtor?
Yes
No
19. Roughly, what is your debt to asset ratio?
For example, if you owe $10,000 and have $120,000 in assets, your debt to asset ratio would be 10,000/120,000 or 8.33%
(providing this information is optional, but we strongly encourage it because it can assist in determining what needs are required
by adding an additional person or family to the farm).
Debt Free
1—20%
21—40%
41—60%
61—80%
81—100%
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
AG03242
by calling 651/201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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Transition
20. How long do you want to expect this transfer to take?
Minimum Time:
Maximum Time:
21. Would you be considered hiring a beginning farmer as an employee for a specified amount of time on a trial basis before
proceeding with other farm transfer options? (Check)
Yes
No
22. If a dairy farm, would you be willing to work with the Minnesota Dairy Initiative Program and a dairy profit team to assist
with the transition? (Check)
Yes
No
Already working with one
23. Rank the following scenarios from 1-8. Use 1 for the most preferred option and NA for those not willing to consider.
Works as a farm employee with gradual transfer of
Enter into a partnership with current owner
responsibility and farm assets over time
Owner financed purchase
Outright purchase
Short—term lease (1-5 years)
Long term lease (5+ years)
Lease with option to buy
Other:
Contact for Deed
24. Is your farm currently generating enough income to support additional partners?
Yes
No
25. Would you consider diversifying or increasing production?
Yes
No
26. What level of responsibility and management control do you want to maintain during transition of the farm? Explain:
27. Describe any retirement plans you have made at this point.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this information is available in alternative forms of communication upon request
AG03242
by calling 651/201-6000. TTY users can call the Minnesota Relay Service at 711. The MDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
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