Family farms represent an important resource throughout Europe that helps to improve the social, economic and cultural sustainability of rural areas.

A crucial phase for the further development and success of family farms is the succession phase. This phase is at the same time both a chance and a challenge for the farm and all family members involved.

The Farm Success project aims to prepare you as a young farmer to take over the family farm and assume full responsibility for the farming business.

Even if succession phases seem to last too long, our primary aim is not to speed up the process but to improve its quality through a smart and appropriate actions of the part of the young farmer.

For this reason, we are providing you a set of comprehensive training materials including:

Aimed at providing you with background information about family farming in Europe and in the countries of the partner organisations working together on the project.

Get familiar with some data about succession processes in farming and the considerations of experts and other farmers!

Deriving from the selection of best practices related to succession processes in family farms in the European countries represented by members of the project consortium.

Get an impression of real experiences of succession from entrepreneurs who have already taken over successfully!

Based on the requirements derived from the summary report and the case studies and also take into account the skills necessary for young farmers to master the succession process successfully. The training modules also include evaluation questionnaires to self-assess the competences acquired.

Deepen your knowledge in highly relevant courses for you as young entrepreneur willing to take over the family farming business!

Simulating the implementation of a succession process on a family farm with your individual input. In combination with the use of the accompanying training modules, you as potential successor will be able to apply the lessons learned from the Serious Game to your individual succession processes, thereby increasing your chance of success.

Check if you’re taking the right decisions in a game environment simulating a succession process!

Our recommendation is to follow the given structure of the training platform from element 1 to 4. Even if you may be well prepared in some aspects, a quick glance to all the sections may be worth some time and effort just to refresh your knowledge.

The platform is constructed to offer basic training in this field of interest aiming at young farmers of any educational background getting ready take over over the management of the family farm in a sustainable and entrepreneurial way.