Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow was designed to provide farm families with the risk management tools to develop strong communication skills and an outline for succession planning. A two-part workshop was developed by the Purdue Extension Women in Agriculture and Farm Succession Planning Teams. Current and incoming farm business owners wanting legal, accounting and communication assistance were encouraged to attend to enhance farm business viability. Five Indiana sites hosted 81 participants representing farm family members and industry professionals. In addition, four breakout sessions on succession planning were offered at the 2013 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference with over 160 educational contacts achieved. 93% of the workshop attendees felt the workshop provided them with resources to support them in future succession planning decisions and 88% also agreed that participating in this program increased their knowledge of the different business structures available for succession planning. Six months after the workshop was completed, one producer called to share his family was successful in setting-up a LLC for their farm operation which was one of the goals he developed during the program. The code-red contingency planning notebook is in progress for release in 2015.
Number of Participants: 165
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