Farmers Plan for the Future
Farm succession planning is a coordinated effort to transfer the farm and
business operation from one entity to another. In farm succession planning,
farmers must address such common issues as: who is responsible for what in
the day-to-day farm operations, who gets what, and who pays what.
Learning skills to improve the farm succession plan of the business and operation
increases the likelihood of success for all parties involved.
Purdue Extension-Blackford County, in cooperation with the Purdue Women in
Agriculture Team and Purdue Extension-Jay County, offered the “Cultivating
Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships for Today and Tomorrow” program.
The program provided farm families with the risk management tools to help them
develop strong communication skills and to create an outline for succession
Farmers participated in workshops that addressed family communication issues,
contingency planning, and basic financial management. Risk management resources
were utilized with the participants and intergenerational relationships were
After completing the two-session program, participants reported an overall
improvement in their communication skills and an increase in their understanding
of the importance of effective communication related to farm succession.
Purdue Extension Delivers
- Every $1 spent on the Indiana Family Nutrition Program
is expected to create $35.75 in economic returns.
- In a recent survey, 94% of Indiana 4-H participants
graduating from high school planned to pursue post-secondary
- In a similar Midwest state, an independent study concluded
that every $1 invested in Extension yielded $15 in
- Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing workshop recipients
received more than $7 million in grants to support
In addition, 50 percent of the participants indicated that they would create a farm
succession plan within the next year. Farm families who decide to further discuss
and develop their succession plans will be given the opportunity to work one-on-one
with the Purdue Succession Team. The team will help farm families outline a succession
plan and team for the farming operation.
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