Leave a Legacy
Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert for the Farm Journal Legacy Project. He hosts the nationally-televised ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, facilitates an ongoing series of workshops for farm families across the U.S., and is the author of Legacy by Design: Succession Planning for Agribusiness Owners.
Leave a Legacy TV
Jul 19, 2011
From Legacy Moment eNewsletter (07/15/2011)
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Have you seen “Leave a Legacy TV”? Every four weeks, I host a half-hour television program, which airs in place of “AgDay TV.” It’s designed to help America’s farm families learn more about succession planning. The show features agripreneurs who manage innovative operations. Frequently, I also visit with an adviser or planning professional who specializes in some facet of the succession planning process. Plus, in each episode we highlight an exemplary leader in the “Legend of Leadership” segment. These individuals exemplify the admirable traits shared by leaders in our agriculture communities.
In the “Family Features” segment, we’ve profiled dairy farmers, cattle ranchers, food processors, grain farms and, most recently, a horse feed pellet manufacturer. In previous episodes we have featured the largest cattle operation in the nation and the biggest dairy in Wisconsin. From time to time, we update our viewers on the Legacy Project case study families: the Dells of Maryland, the Esthers of Illinois, and the Moeses of South Dakota.
Guests on the show include experts like Barry Posner on leadership and Mike Walsten on real estate. We’ve hosted Ed Hoover, a family business consultant, and Aubrey Daniels, a behavioral scientist. We had a visit from USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and soon we’ll broadcast my interview with Temple Grandin, a legend in the livestock industry. The show is about bringing you the expertise you need to grow the operation, plan for a successful transition, and prepare the next generation for leadership.
You can watch the show as it’s broadcast, or anytime online. Please don’t hesitate to let me know what you think of the show or how I can continue to serve your succession planning objectives.
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