Written by Theresa Rose on July 31, 2015

Managing for Today and Tomorrow

Farm women can have a key role in successful farm transitions. Creating a transition plan to ensure that a farm continues as a productive, agricultural business can be challenging. Managing for Today and Tomorrow, a five session Annie’s Project course offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Henry County, takes some of the challenge out of the process by teaching farm women about succession, business, estate and retirement planning.

Sessions are taught by Extension specialists and local professionals, and include time to network with other participants. In addition to brief presentations, there are discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for family members to complete at home. The course is being offered at the Henry County Extension Office from 9am-noon on Wednesdays from September 2 to September 30 and at the Fort Madison Public Library from 2pm-5pm on Wednesdays from September 2 to September 30.

“Farm women in Henry County and Lee County will greatly benefit from this program,” said Darbee Wellman, Agriculturalist for ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee and Henry counties, “This course empowers women to gain knowledge and become an active voice in both farm and life decisions.”

Registration is required by August 26. To learn more or to register, visit the website www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag or contact Charles Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach Farm Management Specialist, at crbrown@iastate.edu or 641-673-5841.

Managing for Today and Tomorrow is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2011-49400-30584 and Farm Credit Services of America.