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Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Fri Sep 6, 2013 02:35 PM CDT

One of the most important practices in a family business is the act of meeting together to discuss the future. Talking about where the business is headed, how Mom and Dad plan to handle their estate, what roles people intend to play in the business, how and when the next generation may return are important conversations. But too many families are either uncomfortable or fearful of having a discussion about what will happen in the days to come. The result of that discussion -- knowing exactly where you stand with others -- is all too often missing in today's family ...

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