(07/10/17) BATON ROUGE, La. — Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive business can be challenging. But during a two-day meeting in Port Allen, professionals will help answer some of the hard questions.
The course, which is targeted at farm women, will be held July 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the LSU AgCenter meeting room at 210 Turner Road in Port Allen, said Deborah Cross-Young, the Louisiana Annie’s Project state coordinator.
Farm women will learn how to plan a successful farm transition during the course, which is offered by the Capital Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, the Acadiana Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Annie’s Project-Louisiana and the LSU AgCenter in cooperation with the national Annie's Project – Education for Farm Women, she said.
“Farm women will learn about business, estate, retirement and succession planning from specialists and area professionals,” Young said. “In addition to brief presentations, there will be discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for family members to complete at home.”
This farm transition program emphasizes the role women play in helping transfer farms from one generation to the next, Cross-Young said. “’Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning’ will empower women to take ownership of the future of their farms.”
Annie’s Project is an agricultural risk management education program for women that has successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 30 states, she said.
“We’re happy to bring this valuable program to West Baton Rouge Parish,” Cross-Young said. “This farm transition course is an opportunity for farm women to meet with others who share similar issues and concerns.”
The size of the class is limited to make it comfortable for everyone to speak up and get questions answered, she said.
The cost is $50 per person, which includes a workbook with fact sheets, hands-on activities and presentations. Lunch is included each day, Cross-Young said.
More information about the course can be found on the Annie's Project–Louisiana Facebook page or by visiting their website at www.anniesproject.org.
For additional information about the upcoming session in Port Allen, contact Cross-Young at 225-281-9470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture