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Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Aug 19, 2013 03:05 PM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Transitioning a farm to the next generation involves more than financial paperwork and management transfer. Many farmers near retirement look for that next "spark" to fill their time and give them a new purpose.

"If you like people and a little adventure, you can't beat the volunteer opportunities in the Farmer-to-Farmer program," said 60-year-old Vermont farmer Howard Prussack. It's an international aid program jointly funded by the U.S. government and non-profit organizations with help from farmer volunteers. In February, Prussack spent two weeks in El Salvador training farmers. That's after a trip over Christmas to advise ...

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