Online investing course is for farm families

Extension educators from several states, including Kansas, have developed a course called Investing for Farm Families.

The eight-lesson online course is designed to help farm families increase their financial security, identify investment strategies, know asset allocation basics, evaluate investment production alternatives to agriculture business risks, and invest for retirement and farm succession planning, according to Barbara O'Neill, extension specialist in financial resource management at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, in New Jersey.

"The primary benefit of the course is the thoughtful analysis of how on- and off-farm investments can be balanced based on the participant's unique situation," said Tim Eggers, extension agricultural economist with Iowa State University.

More information about the course, including enrollment, is available at