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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.

Conversation Starters for Family Meetings

Apr 13, 2010
From Legacy Moment eNewsletter (April 09, 2010)
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One way to drop all preconceived ideas at a meeting is to ask (in a welcoming manner) what each person’s interests or intentions are regarding involvement in the family operation.

For a list of questions to get the ball rolling, go to the Conversation Starters Worksheet at

Then follow these steps:
  • Make copies of the form
  • Ask each person to complete the form
  • Schedule a meeting to discuss the form
  • Invite open feedback
  • Reflect on each response
  • Plan a follow-up discussion

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I love readnig these articles because they're short but informative.
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