FAIRLEE, Vt. — Creating a transition plan to make sure a farm continues as a productive business can be challenging. Farm women can learn how to plan a successful farm transition in a three-day retreat offered by the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. The “Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning” workshop retreat, an Annie’s Project program, has been scheduled for this spring at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. The retreat begins at 4 pm on Friday, March 20 and concludes by 2 pm on Sunday, March 22.
Farm women will learn about business, estate, retirement and succession planning from UNH Cooperative Extension specialists and area professionals. In addition to brief presentations, there will be discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for participants to complete at home. Class size is limited so as to make the classroom environment comfortable for everyone to speak and get questions answered.
The registration cost is $75, which includes meals and materials. Lodging cost is $129 plus tax per night for single or double occupancy. Register soon, as class size is limited.
Annie’s Project, an agricultural risk management education program for women, has successfully reached more than 9,000 farm and ranch women in 30 states. “This farm transition program emphasizes the role women play in helping transfer farms from one generation to the next,” says Kelly McAdam, state coordinator of Annie’s Project. “Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Farm Transition Planning will empower women to take ownership of the future of their farms.” USDA Risk Management Agency and UVM Extension provides support for this Annie’s Project retreat.
For more information, contact Kelly McAdam at (603) 527-5475 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Farm women may also visit https://extension.unh.edu/events/annies-project-managing-today-tomorrow for more information and to register online.
–Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension
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