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Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Tue Nov 5, 2013 04:05 PM CST

As one who helps family business members communicate about their future, I'm often accused of dealing in the "touchy-feely" realm. In fact, some professionals say -- with a "harrumph" and furrowed brow -- I deal with the "soft stuff," contrasting communication and conflict resolution skills with the "more important" technical and analytical accounting, finance, marketing, legal or risk management issues in a family agriculture business.

Yet when you ask family businesses where they continually get stuck, it is exactly in the "soft" areas of the family and closely-held enterprise. They can get all kinds of suggestions about how to handle ...

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