American farmers are some of the hardest working, self-reliant business owners on the planet.  Those defining characteristics are no defense however to Father Time.  

Growing older hits farmers particularly hard as they often do not save money for retirement, instead choosing to invest in their land and business.  And when the next generation is not interested in carrying on the family business, there are limited options.  The sooner those options are explored, the better for the farmer and his family.