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Succession, Retirement, and Business Planning Workshop for Women

Farm and ranch women are decision makers. The decisions made during succession, business, estate, and retirement planning are combined to form a transition plan. A transition plan helps ensure a farm or ranch continues as productive agricultural business. 

Farm and ranch women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of beginning farmers across the country. The Purdue Extension Office of Washington County is hosting a program for women to sharpen their skills and plan for a transition. Other partners include the Harrison County Extension Office, Purdue Women in Agriculture Team, and Farm Credit Services. The program has also been funded partially through a beginning farmer and rancher development program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 

Managing for Today and Tomorrow focuses on the management processes and decisions needed to make successful transitions. The workshop includes hands-on activities, interaction with local professionals, and up-to-date resources. Participants of all ages and experience level will practice tasks to increase confidence in setting goals, nurturing effective family conversations, and defining the farm legacy. The five-session program includes a 260 page workbook.

The sessions start Tuesday, April 2nd, and run consecutive Tuesdays for 5 weeks from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  The workshop will be held at the Washington County extension office, 806 Martinsburg Rd, Suite 104, Salem.  Registration is $50 per person and includes handouts, light refreshments, and resource materials.  Your registration is due by March 28th.   Contact Danielle Walker at the Washington County extension office, 812-883-4601 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to receive a registration form.

It is the policy of Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities. If you request special services to attend this program, please contact us within a reasonable time prior to the program.