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Monday, February 8, 2010

Investing for Farm Families: Online Education for Farm Households

Farm families across America can now receive free information about building financial security thanks to a new online course from FINRA.

Funded by the FINRA foundation and developed by Extension educators across the country, the course was developed based on detailed research about the investment practices and learning preferences of farm families. Quantitative and qualitative data was gathered during 300 interviews with members of farm households representing 43 states and through two in-depth telephone focus groups.

Participants work at their own pace, with each lesson taking less than an hour. The program includes a variety of topics, including how to increase future financial security, the basics of asset allocation, and different investment strategies.

In addition, participants learn how to evaluate investment alternatives to agriculture business risks and how to invest for retirement and farm succession planning.

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