1. Intro

The farm VINLATT is a 12 ha farm, currently based on annual crops (wheat, barley, rape), vegetables and permanent crops (almonds, cherries, extravirgin olive-oil). Vincenzo Netti, the successor, manages the farm he transformed from cattle breeding, together with his father, without help of external workers. In the very last year the farm was implemented with photovoltaic power energy and production of bioenergy crops.

2. Promoter Profile

Name Vincenzo Netti
Age 38
Gender M
Education High school education in farming
Marital status Single
Number of children 0

3. Farm Profile

Address Putignano (Bari), Apulia (Italy)
Farm Area in ha 12 ha
Date since when the family owns the farm 50 years
Nº of workers on the farm (Family members) 2 (Full time) 0 (Part-time)
Nº of workers on the farm (Other than family members) 0

Farm description before succession

The predecessor (father) owned the farm since the year 1960s. The farm was based on cattle breeding since the beginning until the farm succession, in 1997, when it was converted to annual crops, horticulture and permanent crops. In the last years it was decided an investment in photovoltaic panels to make farming environmentally and economically more sustainable. The impact of specialized multi-crops production, modernization through new agricultural machines and bioenergy plants was very positive for the farm balance.


After the succession farm was converted from cattle breeding into specialized annual crops, horticulture and permanent crops. A positive turn was the implementation with photovoltaic energy improving farm accounts and sustainability.

4. Succession Process

The idea of the succession came from the successor and within one year it was realized by agreement with the father predecessor, also with opportunity to gain funding first instalment funds from the CAP/RDP and starting a farm conversion plan. The father gave his agreement to the succession and supported his son’s conversion plan. The process was made with help of the farmers’ association.


There was no specific threat as the succession was agreed with the father predecessor and also the farm conversion was shared and agreed. 


The main challenge was the farm change and investments in new equipments and technologies, but the positive results obtained encouraged the successor to continue on the new way.

Main Training/Skills/Competences

In depth knowledge of the measure favourable to young farmers, first instalment and farm improvement business plan also with support and training provided from the farmers’ association.

In depth knowledge on agricultural machinery and photovoltaic energy also with advice from the farmers’ association.

Business planning competence improved from the project idea up to the realization step-by- step.


“Have a more open vision on the future and think positive.”


5. Considerations, skills/competences and queries/questions.