Skip to Main Content

Purdue Agriculture 2022 TEAM Award honors Extension Succession Planning Team

Created in 1995, the Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award honors the interdisciplinary team achievements of faculty and staff each year. The 2022 TEAM Award has been presented to the Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team

Helping farming and small business families in some of their greatest moments of need, the Purdue Extension educators and specialists on the Succession Planning Team have worked since 2011 to navigate the process of transferring ownership of the company to continue the family’s legacy. The TEAM award honors the team’s efforts to cultivate strong Indiana farm families through the succession planning process.  

The Succession Planning Team offers regional workshops and visits family farms to assist in the often-complex process of passing down a family business. Some of the topics covered are financial skills, communication strategies, business structures and risk management tools. Fees for the team’s services are significantly reduced due to grant funding by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center. 

TEAM award

The Succession Planning Team Extension members include: Heather Caldwell, Linda Curly, Miranda Edge, Ed Farris, Kelly Heckaman, Nicholas Held, Michael Langemeier, Maria Marshall, Jenna Nees, Jeff Pell, Krista Pullen, Denise Schroeder, Kyle Weaver and Renee Wiatt.  

The team was presented with the 2022 TEAM Award on Friday, January 27 during a celebration in the Deans' Auditorium in Pfendler Hall. 

Featured Stories

lab grown meat
Survey tallies consumer attitudes toward lab-grown meat alternatives

Many consumers view conventional meats as both tastier and healthier than laboratory-grown...

Read More
Against a black backdrop, three dozen egg carton are neatly arranged to surround many loose brown eggs
Butcher Block adds eggs from chickens fed orange corn

The Boilermaker Butcher Block’s selections will now include farm fresh eggs laid by Purdue...

Read More
Jingjing Liang stands tall in front of a wall of monitors showing pictures of different forests.
Scientists from dozens of countries coming to Purdue for forestry collaboration in Science-i Bridging Worlds Workshop

In the spirit of building a community to manage and protect the world’s forests, Liang and...

Read More
Julie Hickman stands in construction site with hard hat ready for work.
Behind the Research: Julie Hickman

Many people are involved in the remarkable range of programs, services and facilities that...

Read More
A landscape photo of a pond and the surrounding forest area at the Southeastern Purdue Agricultural Center where Dr. Bryan Pijanowski's lab has set up sensors and microphones to monitor wildlife before, during and after the solar eclipse.
Center for Global Soundscapes Study Will Record How Animals Respond to Solar Eclipse

The upcoming solar eclipse on April 8 has drawn the attention of scientists and the general...

Read More
Purdue College of Agriculture.
Farmer Sentiment Improves As Interest Rate Expectations Shift

U.S. farmers’ perspective on the future improved in March helping to push the Purdue...

Read More
To Top