Farm and home briefs


Beginning farmer program coming up

GREENFIELD – Those interested in starting a farm but in need of some pointers might consider the Beginning Farmer Program, a virtual workshop offered at 7 p.m. Jan. 12 through Purdue Extension.

The workshop will teach on addressing the realities of starting a farm; farming assets; realistic goals; and plans. The program includes eight sessions; cost is $75.

Registration is open now at; email Amy Thompsom for questions at [email protected].

Workshops to guide farm families through transitions

WEST LAFAYETTE — The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team is hosting workshops along with individualized sessions to help strategically structure a farm succession plan.

The “Farming Together: Cultivating Relationships and Having the Cash to Bring in the Next Generation” workshop will be a daylong event hosted at 10 Indiana locations. Each workshop session will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning on Jan. 12 and running through Feb. 2, 2023.

A local lawyer will be available at each of the regional meetings. After the workshop, families can schedule virtual guidance sessions for individualized discussions with the Purdue team and collaborators to discuss topics of their choice.

The workshop cost is $30 per person, with lunch included. Registration is available online. Statewide workshop locations are:

Jan. 12: Mooresville Public Library Community Room, 220 W. Harrison St., Mooresville.

Jan. 17: Purdue Extension Clay County Office, 6656 N. State Road 59, Brazil.

Jan. 19: Purdue Extension Bartholomew County Office, 783 S. Marr Road, Columbus.

Jan. 19 (Central time): Hopewell Mennonite Church, 805 N. Main St., Kouts.

Jan. 25: Kokomo Public Library, 120 East Mulberry St., Room 100, Kokomo.

Jan. 26: Purdue Extension Wayne County Office, 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond.

Jan. 26: White County Fairgrounds, 12 N. 25 E., Reynolds.

Jan. 26: Purdue Extension Harrison County Office, 247 Atwood St., Corydon.

Feb. 1: Spencer County Youth & Community Center, 1101 E. County Road 800 N., Chrisney.

Feb. 2: Huntington University Habecker Dining Commons, 502 Lake St., Huntington.

For registration questions, email The Education Store at [email protected].