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.
Five Secrets to Planning Success
Dec 21, 2010
From Legacy Moment eNewsletter (12/17/2010)
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In the 2011 Legacy Project Workshop, I will focus on five secrets to planning success. When a family uses these secrets, they'll create a succession road map designed to achieve results. The workshop series for 2011 is titled "Plan Success. Enjoy Life." I think you will do just that when you adhere to the following secrets of good planning:
1. Learn and use good communication.
2. Define common objectives.
3. Overcome common obstacles.
4. Fortify the operation.
5. Take definitive action.
Over the next five weeks I'll expound on these secrets and prove links to online tools that will help make your succession dreams a reality.
News & Resources for You
New Year’s resolutions? Watch the Legacy Project website to register for workshops. Venues for February and March include Ames, Iowa; Johnston, Iowa; Grand Island, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Owatonna, Minn.; and Sioux Falls, S.D. See the workshop agenda.
If you missed the Dec. 2 episode of "Leave a Legacy TV," catch it online now. (It features a tribute to Tommy Dell; a talk with USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan about opportunities for young farmers; and we catch up with Donny DeLine.)