Farm ownership

Masterton farmer - for farm ownership page

Farm ownership decisions need to be underpinned by information, understanding and planning - whether you're an existing owner or wanting to get into farm ownership.


B+LNZ provides farm ownership and succession workshops for farmers. To register your interest, call 0800 233 352 or email


Cover image from Farm Ownership workbook.
Farm Ownership and Transition Resource Book

(PDF, 2 MB)

Successful farm ownership and transition starts with planning.

This book, which is aimed at existing farm owners, discusses how family businesses work and how they need to operate in order to be successful.

It covers both business continuance and transition planning, explaining what they involve and outlining and simplifying the processes.

It also covers farm ownership models (with reference to existing farm owners).