NEWS
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Mon Jan 13, 2014 02:21 PM CST

My recent columns contemplated the return of a family member to the business and some of the issues that can arise. In those articles, I claimed that if the discussion is too casual or the transition is given short shrift, assumptions and missed expectations are a likely result, endangering the succession of the enterprise.

This time I turn to the other end of the transition continuum: the senior generation's exit. In both instances -- the return of a family member or retirement of the senior generation -- there is no magic formula offering a fool-proof transition process. There is no ...

Quick View
  • Enlist Cotton Approved USDA has made its final decision to deregulate Dow AgroScience's Enlist cotton trait, which means...
  • Market Moves Weaning and preconditioning top the list of aggravating and expensive chores for most ranchers. C...
  • Ask The Mechanic Ask the Mechanic answers the question about how VW and German engineering was able to get by with...
  • Senior Partners - 4 Except for family sales, seller financing virtually vanished after the farm crisis of the 1980s w...
  • PNW Ag Hit by Historic Drought In addition to problems with the Northwestern wheat crop, cattle are also being adversely affecte...
  • RFS Deadline Nears With the deadline to file comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes to strike at m...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business Agendas don't always lead to immediate decisions, but can still cement your family unity.
  • Multi-Year Losses Spur Concern The recent price rally offered growers a welcome opportunity to price 2014 and 2015 crops, but it...
  • Ask the Vet The vet says my calf had Mannheimia. What is that?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)