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Extension to help farm families with business planning

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 EVANSVILLE – Family farmers can get tips from Purdue University specialists on business communication and dealing with accounting and legal issues during a succession planning program offered at 10 sites in Indiana.

“Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow” is presented by Purdue’s Women in Agriculture and Farm Succession Planning teams in partnership with the North Central Risk Management Education Center.

The first-session agenda topics are: “A Great Year to Farm: New Farmer Financial Skills,” “The Team Approach: Working Together Through Transition” and “Communicating for Success.”

The second session’s lineup is “Business Structure and Taxes,” “The Truth about Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements” and “Managing Conflict.”

Registration is $50 for individuals or $100 for families up to four members. 

Locally, the program will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. 

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Spencer County at (812) 649-6022 or nheld@purdue edu.  Registration brochures are available online at www. extension.purdue.edu/spencer under the “Hot Topics” section.