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.
What Are You Waiting for?
Feb 14, 2012
From Legacy Moment (02/10/2012).
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The folks at Farm Journal and Top Producer are looking for another good family to see through the succession planning process.
If you’ve been curiously watching as the Esthers, Dells and Moeses walk through the process and you wish it were your family, now is your opportunity. All you need to do is send us a letter, in the mail or as an attachment to an email, and tell us a little about your family, your farm and the future you’d like to create.
In following these Legacy Moments, reading the magazines, clicking in on the web or watching "Leave a Legacy TV," you know enough about the Project, the succession planning process and my approach to working with the family. You’re well informed regarding the long-term dedication of Farm Journal Media and Pioneer Hi-Bred.
As with the other case study families, we will never compromise your confidence. Our intent is to help others learn from those who are doing.
As the Esthers wind up three years of sucessful farm transition work, we’ll continue to check in with them from time to time to follow up on the fine points of planning. Remember, succession is a journey. You will be able to continue reading about the Dells and Moeses as usual in Farm Journal and Top Producer magazines.
It’s a life-improving commitment that helps to improve the integrity of the operation, enhance the financial security of each family active in the operation, prepare the next generation to lead and create a lasting legacy.
If you would like to be considered, we ask that you send a letter sharing an overview of your farm, as well as your succession planning frustrations and goals. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to 2550 Lakewest Drive, Suite 10 - Chico, CA 95928. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call Nancy at (877) 523-7411.