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Annie's Project expands estate, transitions help

Agriculture.com Staff 01/12/2012 @ 2:42pm

It’s not easy to transition the farm business or to plan to transfer an estate equitably. Women are playing an increasing role in obtaining information and accessing resources.

Annie’s Project, a six-week ag risk management education program for women, has been providing risk-management information in five areas since it began in Illinois in 2003. Today it reaches more than 8,000 women in 26 states with information on marketing, finance, legal matters, human resources, and production.

Now there’s more help on the way. Annie’s curriculum is expanding to focus on farm transition and estate planning.

The new Farm Business and Transition Training for Women Farmers and Ranchers teaches participants about generational succession, retirement, and estate and business planning.

In 2007, the USDA Census of Agriculture identified 306,209 women as primary farm operators; their average age was 59.

Funding for the advanced Annie’s Project is made possible by a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Grant and $188,865 from 11 Farm Credit associations.

A pilot program is being conducted this winter in 10 states. The workshops are taught by local Extension educators in most states. For more, visit extension.iastate.edu/annie.

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