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.
Nov 06, 2012
From Legacy Moment (11/02/2012).
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Improvements don't just happen. Only a person inspired by a dissatisfactory situation can change the human condition and make something better than it was before. That person must be motivated by real or deep-rooted reward. Since reward is always a function of risk, he or she must speculate that the potential reward will outweigh the risk.
Our most precious resource is not land, water or climate. America's most precious resource is its farmers and your ability to provide food to a hungry world. It's your tendency toward self-reliance and independence; your work ethic, perseverance and tenacity that make us who we are. The U.S. was founded on certain values that we hold dear. American farmers live those principles on the farm and in the community. It's that spirit which makes America great.
American farmers are the last of a breed. You use your innate abilities and combine your character traits of hard work, self-reliance and independence to feed the world.
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