Indiana: Upcoming Family Farm Succession Planning Workshops Jan 16, 2020

🕔Jan 16, 2020
The Purdue Extension Succession Planning Team will offer the workshop “Farming Together: Enhancing Your Worth as a Farm Business Partner” this winter. The two-night program will guide family farm operators on planning […]

Iowa: Returning to the Farm Seminar, Ames, Jan. 10-11, Feb. 14-15 Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
Passing a farm operation to the next generation is usually one of the biggest and most challenging decisions farm families will ever make. Many things are at stake – money, […]

Farm Finances: 2020 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019
In 2018, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,306 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $77,999–or $6,500 a month for each family. […]

Succession Planning: Take Your Own Life Into Account – DTN Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019
The act of passing your business to the next generation is difficult for several reasons. Succession requires actively seeking what will be necessary for future success, while simultaneously acting in […]

Family Farms: 3 Steps For Keeping Everyone On The Same Page – DTN Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019
In helping families communicate about the future of their farm or ranch, we often run into conflicts between family members. These conflicts come from a variety of sources, such as […]

Farm Business: Start Transition Discussions Early May 1, 2019

🕔May 1, 2019
The average U.S. farmer is approaching 60 years old, therefore it is no wonder farm transition is a current hot topic. Over my 25 years with Michigan State University Extension, […]

Indiana: 10 Farm Succession Planning Workshops in Jan., Feb. Jan 14, 2019

🕔Jan 14, 2019
Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.  Subjects explored […]

Illinois Farm Family Business: 2019 Budgets – Don’t Forget Family Living Costs Oct 22, 2018

🕔Oct 22, 2018
In 2017, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,219 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $79,798–or $6,650 a month for each family. […]

Family Farm: “Minor Events” Can Cause Major Problems – DTN Jul 18, 2018

🕔Jul 18, 2018
Many of these columns have focused on big, strategic moves family businesses should make to enhance their success with estate plans, management succession, family employment, compensation, governance and conflict management. […]

Farm Family Business: Building a Working Relationship is Hard Work – DTN Nov 8, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
Usually, when we think of business partners, we think of people who work together because their skills and personalities complement each other so value is enhanced. For example, one partner […]

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