Purdue Extension’s Succession Planning Team Delivers Virtual Workshop Series


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team is hosting the “Keeping the Farm Resilient in Uncertain Times” workshop this winter for family farmers interested in learning more about succession planning. The three-night virtual workshop will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET on February 8, 15 and 22.

The program will guide family farmers in planning the transition of their business to the next generation. Participants will learn how to adapt and plan in times of uncertainty, determine if adding or changing operators is financially feasible, select the right business structure to transfer ownership and protect assets, and communicate effectively for conflict management.

Purdue Extension educators and specialists will present during this series of workshops. The second night will feature lawyer Tom Appel, who will discuss options to help transfer ownership and protect your assets.

The workshop will offer the following presentations:

  • February 8 – Adaptation and planning in times of uncertainty and financial feasibility: is your operation ready for succession?
  • February 15 – Selection of the right business structure to hold, protect and transfer assets.
  • February 22 – Conflict management: effective communication strategies.

The registration fee is $ 30 per person / household / farm. Register before February 3 at https://tinyurl.com/PU-SP2021. For more information or accommodation, contact Kelly Heckaman at 574-372-2340 or [email protected]

Writer: Abby Leeds, 765-494-7817, [email protected]

Source: Edouard Farris, [email protected]

Agricultural communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Head of Department, [email protected]

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