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Annie's Project

Farm Transition Planning

Coming in Winter 2016

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will be hosting New York Annie's Project Managing for Today and Tomorrow (MTT): Succession, Business, Estate, and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women. There will be five sessions in this workshop series with the first session beginning January 26, 2016.

Annie's Project is a nationally recognized educational program grown from its inception to serve over 12,000 farm women in 33 states. ( Its curriculums are designed to empower farm and ranch women to be better farm business managers, enhance conservation practices and agricultural sustainability, contribute to their rural communities, and be a positive influence on family decision-making. The MTT curriculum provides participants with the tools and resources to help begin the process of farm transitioning to the next generation and/or to an appropriate farm business ownership.

Participants will learn about business, estate, retirement, and succession planning from area professionals and subject matter specialists, most of whom serve agricultural clientele in their respective communities. Pertinent discussions accompany presentations including follow-up activities for family members to address at home.

The cost is $100.00 per person for fifteen hours of instruction (5 days @ 3 hours/day). Lunch and course materials are included. Farm women may register online at: You may also register by contacting CCE Onondaga at 315-424-9485, Melanie Palmer at extension 228 or Erin Hull at extension 224. For information on Annie’s Project and other host locations around the state visit

This program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, and supported in part by the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) award number 2012-49200-20031, CoBANK, Farm Credit East, New York FarmNet, NYS Agricultural Mediation Center, NYS Workforce Development Institute, and New York Agri-Women, Inc.

Last updated January 14, 2016