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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Jan 3, 2014 11:32 AM CST

This year I'm relaunching occasional Q+A online discussions with several farm business experts, including Lance Woodbury, a monthly columnist for both DTN and The Progressive Farmer magazine. He's a professional family business adviser based in Garden City, Kan. Lance is a trained mediator who can deal with the "soft" issues of closely-held businesses that, if unresolved, can hinder workplace and personal relationships. Actually, CPAs and attorneys tell me the financial side of farming is the easy part--it's the personal dynamics of a family that can undermine sound businesses. So here's our debut discussion on training a successor, but if you're interested a ...

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