We know farming is a way of life, not just a job.

Our proven transition and succession planning process will provide you with family-aligned objectives and a clear plan for your future.

Transition and succession planning for a family farming business is a complex process. A family farm is more than just a business. Being able to separate conversations about management, business ownership, property ownership, retirement, and family legacy, ensures that healthy family relationships are maintained and expectations are clearly communicated.​

Providing clarity and certainty with a clear path of what your family wants to achieve, requires an agreed and documented approach to ensure you reach your goals.

When you choose Rural Transition Services as your transition partner, you’re supported by 15 years of experience, thanks to our partnership with Next Rural.

Our Approach

When a business is going through change, a breakdown in communication or lack of planning
can result in under performance or failure.

We guide our clients through the process to understand their intended outcome and how best to build the plan to get there. We bring all stakeholders to the table and through extensive gathering of information and facilitating open conversations, we create the path forward.

Transition and succession planning is a complex process.
Cost Effective – Clear Outcomes – Realistic Timeframes

Great outcomes start from great conversations. We tailor our approach to understand you and your family to know how to ask the right questions, who to ask and where to find the answers.

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Who We Are

Rural Transition Services offers farming families modern, tailored transition and succession planning services.

Rural Transition Services is a fully owned enterprise of Rural Aid, Australia’s most trusted rural charity. Well known for the highly successful ‘Buy a Bale’ campaign, Rural Aid also provides financial assistance, water and counselling to farmers facing natural disasters.

All net proceeds from Rural Transition Services are reinvested in Rural Aid’s programs that support more than 17,000 farmers nationwide

Rural Transition Services has partnered with industry leaders, Next Rural, to deliver transition and succession planning services to farming families.

Next Rural is a specialist in business transition and succession planning and has successfully assisted hundreds of farming families and businesses over the past 15 years.

Our Team

Andrew Quinn
Senior Manager

Rural Transition Services

Born and raised on a beef and cropping farm in Northern NSW, Andrew is a fifth generation of farming in the region. Although having spent the past 20 years off farm, coming from a large farming family who are still farming today, he understands the challenges and that farming is a way of life, not just a job.

With a long family connection to the land, family legacy and a passion for the future of modern agriculture, Andrew strives for the best outcomes for his clients. Andrew is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years assisting businesses to navigate change and more recently is a part of the Rural Aid team delivering essential support to farmers and rural communities.

Mark Scanlon
Chief Executive Officer

Next Rural
& Next Transition Group

Mark is a Chartered Accountant who has worked for international accounting firms KPMG and Grant Thornton. He has spent most of his professional life working with businesses throughout rural and regional Australia. Mark has gained an enviable reputation as one of the leaders in transition and succession planning and has assisted many hundreds of family businesses to manage generational change and other business transition issues.

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