This month's cover story:

From Seed to Shelf

Iowa family diversifies with a full-circle popcorn business.

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Legacy Project

  • Odds Say Your Farm Will Fail. Learn How to Prove Them Wrong

    11/06/2015 07:10 AM

    Statistics say 90% of family farms won't last three or more generations. Here's steps you can take to help ensure the future of your farm and keep your family business running generation after generation.

  • Leave A Legacy: Avoid Risky Business 10/24/2015 02:31 AM

    All family businesses have conflict.   How a family responds to conflict is usually the marker between success and failure of the business. 

  • Leave A Legacy: Succession Planning Versus Estate Planning 09/26/2015 01:38 AM

    Family businesses struggle with differentiating succession planning and estate planning. Both are critical strategic issues that merit thought and action when building a successful business and financial security. 


  • Family Farm Managers Earn $22,000 Less Than Hired Managers 09/16/2015 02:00 PM

    If you manage your family’s dairy farm, you probably already realize you earn a lower salary than the hired farm manager down the road.

  • Leave a Legacy: Why College is Valuable 08/25/2015 09:57 AM

    Managing a farm is becoming increasingly complex and requires more business management acumen than ever. Majoring in agriculture, business or engineering will broaden your horizons, allow you to experience life away from the farm and continue what’s going to be a lifelong learning process. Along the way, you’ll also deepen and expand your skill set and perspectives.

  • Top 10 Myths of Succession Planning 07/27/2015 09:51 AM
    What you think you know about estate planning might be all wrong
  • Attend a Legacy Project Workshop Next Week 06/30/2015 12:11 PM
    Your farm’s succession plan is important, but it is hard to make it urgent. Do just that by attending a Farm Journal Legacy Project Workshop next month.
  • June 30 Why Do We Have Legacy Workshops 06/30/2015 06:00 AM
    Johnne Syverson with Transition Point Advisors talks with FJ Radio about FJ Legacy Meetings and why they are so important to farmers.
  • Leave a Legacy: How to Transition Land 06/26/2015 02:54 AM
    If you want your farm to successfully transition from one generation to the next, you must do better than a vanilla will that says you want to leave everything equally to your children. Don’t assume your children will figure it out when you’re gone. They likely won’t.

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Reward and Retain

By Sara Schafer

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