School's Never Out for a Farming Professional
Sep 08, 2011
From Legacy Moment eNewsletter (09/02/2011)
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The other day I received a request from a client family. They needed an action plan to help the next generation prepare for a leadership role in the family operation.
A plan should begin with an assessment of an individual’s capabilities and interests as it may relate to a role in the family organization. After a thorough evaluation and discussion of the knowledge, experience and skills that may be necessary, a plan for improvement should be drafted.
The plan should include practical and academic education. It should encourage real-life experiences and other hands-on skills. School is never out for a farming professional.
Review the suggestions on our action plan. It’s merely a starting point on the road to leading in the future. As you adopt a professional development strategy, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and questions. Lifelong learning is important for everyone, and we all can benefit from drawing upon the successful experiences of other farm families.
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