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.
Portrait of a Leader
Feb 08, 2012
From Legacy Moment (02/04/2012).
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Succession is just one of the many challenges you’ll face in growing your operation and meeting the demands of an expanding population. Though our methods for coping with these challenges will change, the leadership characteristics we will need to call upon are eternal.
The character of a farmer is founded on hard work, independence and self-reliance. Character is honed by years of dedication, accountability and responsibility. As the operation grows and demands increase, the astute farmer learns about teamwork and persistence.
A person doesn’t usually just ‘happen’ into farming; it’s a profession born of passion and a sincere appreciation for the land. It might be said that a farmer is born of the land, raised to be a leader and proud to provide.
We must continue to hone our leadership skills to maximize the opportunity in the challenges ahead.
Meet some our our great farm leaders in this brief video.
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Consider using succession planning as an opportunity
for operation growth.