These are challenging times, but economic uncertainties and difficult odds haven’t kept past generations of farmers from success. That much remains the same.
A good rule of thumb for succession planning is before you go into business with someone, you should know how to exit.
It can be difficult to envision how an executive coach can help a farm operation. Here are a few examples.
Since Lee and his brother Terry won the Top Producer of the Year award in 2014, the operation has drastically transformed. Both brothers got married and started their own families. Three little girls are set to take over the farm someday.
Brothers position farm for rapid grain delivery and the next generation.
Bring on the change. In agriculture’s climate of constant flux, convention can be costly. Spotting and dealing with change before it charges through the gate is a high-wire act and part of farming survival.
Farmers have tried to operate sustainably for decades, though for much of history they probably wouldn’t have used that terminology.
Operator Kip Tom of Tom Farms in Leesburg, Ind., has made it a priority to push the envelope after becoming a Top Producer of the Year in 2007.
Scott Bros. Dairy in Southern California is an operation of 1,100 milking Holsteins on a 900 acre ranch. The operation is one of the few remaining family-owned operations which supplies its own creamery down the road in Chino.
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