Indiana University plans workshop on property transfers

GREENFIELD — Indiana University, Purdue University and the Hancock County Purdue Extension Office have teamed up to offer a series of events helping farmers plan the future of their land.

A meeting to help residents learn more about transferring farmland to non-family members is planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the extension office, 802 N. Apple St.

IU, Purdue, and the Kansas Rural Center have been working together to learn from programs around the United States that aim to assist farmowners who lack a family successor with transferring a farm business, land, or other assets to a non-relative, according to a news release.

Following the land succession meeting, organizers will hold a workshop from 3 to 5 p.m. at the extension office, in which farm owners can explore the histories of their farms and what they imagine for the future of their farm. Farmers will be taught how to write a legacy letter, a document expressing a landowner’s wishes for the future of their farm, during the workshop.

For more information, contact 812-606-4116 or jdv@indiana.edu.