In the spring of 2004, Wayne County hosted a Farm Transfer workshop with NY Farm Link. Workshop PR FINAL 02-12-04
The NY Farm Link Program provides networking, consulting, and educational support for farm transfers. http://www.newyorkfarmlink.org/ (1-800-547-3276).
The Wayne County Agricultural Microenterprise program can also provide business planning and below-market rate loans for new and beginning farmers. (link to ag development-micro page.
There are several programs available to help individuals think through the process of deciding the how, what, why and when of starting a farm business.