Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Apr 30, 2015 02:35 PM CDT

Forget giving your family members and business partners the silent treatment. DTN's family business adviser, Lance Woodbury with Ag Progress in Garden City, Kansas, tackles the "avoidance instinct" in his current DTN column: In other words, how can we get family business owners to overcome their natural reluctance to lay out a path for transition. Silence actually contributes to family business failures more often than not. Dodging the discussion lets anxiety fester, postpones another generation's ability to invest effectively and can add unnecessary tension to on-farm and off-farm heir relationships. So I'm continuing the conversation with Lance here, in the ...

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