WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A Purdue Extension workshop will teach farmers how to more easily include a son, daughter or other business partner in their operations as they prepare to pass their livelihood on to younger generations.
Purdue's agriculture economics department will present the Farming Together Workshop: Developing the Next Generation of Management, Jan. 28-29, in Stewart Center, Room 314, on the West Lafayette campus.
Stewart Center is at 128 Memorial Mall.
"As farmers look toward the future of their operations, there are many issues to consider -- one being how to bring a child or partner into the farming operation," Purdue Extension farm business management specialist Alan Miller said. "This workshop will provide valuable information about the issues involved with bringing someone else into the operation and it will give participants the chance to work together to make decisions about the future of the business."
Sessions will cover communication, planning for the future, resource assessment, ways to work successfully with family members, business entity selection and organization and alternative ways to share ownership and management.
The workshop will include work sessions and a legal question-and-answer session. Participants also will have the opportunity to hear from members of a farm family who already have successfully completed the planning process.
In addition to Miller, the following Purdue Extension specialists will present at the workshop: Janet Ayres (leadership specialist); Maria Marshall (rural business development specialist); Angela Gloy (farm business planning specialist); Craig Dobbins (farm business management specialist); Nicole Olynk (farm business management specialist); Robert Taylor (farm business management specialist); and Gerry Harrison (legal affairs specialist and attorney).
Upon registration, participants will receive a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment for use in the communication session and a form for submitting legal questions before attending.
A general program outline, registration information and instructions for submitting information may be accessed at www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs.... Registration is $150.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Union Club Hotel at Purdue, 101 N. Grant St., Lafayette. Lodging information and reservations are available by calling 1-765-494-8900.