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Woodbury: Farm Family Business
Lance Woodbury DTN Farm Business Adviser
Tue Jan 15, 2013 07:00 AM CST

In my consulting activity the last few months of 2012, I saw the emerging symptoms of a new disorder in many land and agriculture business owners: post-traumatic gift disorder (PTGD). This condition is prone to affect parents who have just completed, or are about to complete, significant gifts to the next generation, and who then, over the ensuing weeks, find themselves wondering if they made the right decisions. This article is my attempt to remind and reassure parents and families that they indeed are making progress, despite the pains of PTGD.

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