Search Site   
Current News Stories
Buildings ‘speak’ to people even when they aren’t aware
Smart farm dog doubles as one family’s corn retriever
40 years ago: Illinois buyer acquires Fair Oaks Farms
Fergusons featured at 33rd antique Indiana power show
Experience contributes to success in farming, as life
Warm up to new recipes for toasty, tasty chili varieties
Bring the spirit of RenFest home with tasty turkey legs
Pasture values are rising
in Missouri, maybe East?

EDF breaks ground at Pilot Hill Wind Project for Illinois
OSU: Solar power could save some farms in electric costs

Lower heating bills expected in winter 2014
   
News Articles
Search News  
   
Estate planning workshop nixed; low registration
 
By MICHELE F. MIHALJEVICH
Indiana Correspondent

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A two-day seminar on estate planning and farm succession has been cancelled by Purdue University’s extension office in Allen County. The sessions were to be March 21 and 28.

The program, “Cultivating Strong Indiana Farm Family Relationships,” may be rescheduled for November or December, said Edward Farris, extension educator for agriculture and natural resources in Huntington County. Farris was to serve as a host educator for the Allen County program.

Organizers had hoped 8-10 families would participate, but only three registered, Farris said last week.

“We really don’t know why more weren’t interested,” he said. “It seemed like a good time of the year. Sometimes it’s hard to get people to open up about their family businesses.”
Over the two-day sessions, attendees would have heard presentations on financial skills, communicating for success and business structure and taxes.

The Allen County program was the last of several offered throughout the state since January. Farris said he didn’t know if any others had been cancelled.
3/27/2013