Workshop targets agricultural producers

HUNTINGBURG — Agricultural producers and their families can learn more about maintaining local farms now and into the future at a workshop presented by county organizations.

Farm economic forecasts as well as how to successfully transfer the family farm will be featured at the Dubois County Ag. Outlook and Farm Succession Planning Workshop to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Venue 1408, 1408 N. Main Street. The event is free and open to the public, although registration is required due to limited seating, meal and materials.

Purdue Extension Ag Economist Dr. Chris Hurt will discuss 2019 farm and market trend expectations and how to prepare for them. Gary McCall, German American Bank vice president for estate and business planning, will explore steps every farm needs to think about to someday transfer the family farm, and Kenneth Eck, Purdue Extension educator, will talk about the “Code Red” system for preserving and locating farm-related records and materials during unexpected disasters and transitions.

The workshop is being hosted by Purdue Extension-Dubois County and German American Bank.

To register for the event or for more information, contact the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or Registration is open until Feb. 25.


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