Purdue University is hosting the 30th Annual Farming Together Workshop Jan. 29-30 on the university’s West Lafayette campus.

The workshop provides an opportunity for managers of farm operations to work with a son, daughter or partner to explore decisions about the operation’s future. Purdue University agricultural economists will present sessions on effective communication, strategy, developing a management succession plan and organization structure.

Following each presentation is a working session where participants from each operation work together to lay a strong foundation for farming together.

The workshop helps to cover the issues on how to begin farming together.

“We get an opportunity to share the many good ideas that we have picked up from working with other farm families in terms of how to bring new people into the operation, get them started right and, ultimately, transfer the farm business to the next generation,” says Alan Miller, Purdue farm business management specialist.

Workshop registration is $150. The brochure and registration form are available online at http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs/farm_together.asp.

For more information about registration, contact Marsha Slopsema at (765) 494-4310 or mslopsem@purdue.edu.