Food and Fiber for the Future

A versatile charitable remainder trust cultivates “agri-tirement” for small farmers

Farmers for Heifer IconTheir wealth was in their rice farm — land, buildings, equipment, animals, remaining crops, etc. To fund their “agri-tirement,” those assets needed to be sold.  After a lifetime of farming in Arkansas, Charles and Mary Belk were ready to retire and reap the benefits of their hard work. But like other owners of small farming operations, they faced hard decisions about how to finance their golden years… Read More

Watch How One Farmer Made Retirement a Reality

Charles and Mary Belk of Jonesboro, Ark. explain how they converted their farm to a lifetime retirement income, and how they’re helping to promote sustainable agriculture around the world.

About Farmers For Heifer

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Farmers for Heifer is a program helping farmers to create retirement income for themselves while helping to end world hunger and poverty.

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