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This month's cover story:

Gardener Of Innovation

A.G. Kawamura sees opportunities where few others can. While he’s one of only a dozen or so farmers left in Orange County, Calif., competition for land is fierce because he contends with the land needs of 3 million residents. 

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Legacy Project

  • Commit to Success

    6/25/2014 5:11:00 AM
    The succession planning process should enhance the financial security of the family and prepare the next generation for leadership.
  • Survival of the Fittest 6/18/2014 6:44:00 AM
    Nothing is more important than how to keep the farm in the family, yet planning for the future is one of the most avoided tasks.
  • Endow the Family for Generations to Come 6/12/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Succession planning is a unique experience. It brings the family together and causes them to focus on common goals and shared values. ..
  • It Always Comes Down to Leadership 6/4/2014 5:13:00 AM
    Implementing a succession plan requires attention to and respect for developing leadership. It may be the single biggest challenge in the planning process.
  • Do You Have One? 5/29/2014 6:56:00 AM
    Key to professional success and personal satisfaction is the strength of the relationships we build with the people around us. Have you explored the valuable insights to be gained through a mentor/protégé relationship?
  • Change or Improve? It's Only Semantics. 5/20/2014 6:18:00 AM
    People are always resistant to change. However, we love improvement. In making something better there's a corresponding reward for taking a measured risk.
  • Win-Win is an Expensive Luxury 5/13/2014 5:44:00 AM
    The fallacy of win-win is costing a lot of families their peace of mind and the very ranches that previous generations have spent lifetimes piecing together.
  • The Single Greatest Tribute is 'I Care' 5/8/2014 9:08:00 AM
    Conversations across family generations can sometimes result in misunderstandings. How about imagining inquiries as a way of saying, 'I care'? What is each generation really saying to the other? Consider this...
  • Don't Let the Clock Steal Your Farm's Future 4/22/2014 7:37:00 AM
    If passing the operation from one generation to the next is a lifetime goal, don't hesitate. To achieve your dreams, begin now...
  • Reasons to Plan 4/15/2014 6:26:00 AM
    Succession is the next challenge; it is what separates the good from the great, the committed from the indifferent. A well-executed plan for succession is the difference between success and significance.

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Top Producer Series

  • Commit to Success

    6/25/2014 5:11:00 AM
    The succession planning process should enhance the financial security of the family and prepare the next generation for leadership.
  • Survival of the Fittest 6/18/2014 6:44:00 AM
    Nothing is more important than how to keep the farm in the family, yet planning for the future is one of the most avoided tasks.
  • Endow the Family for Generations to Come 6/12/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Succession planning is a unique experience. It brings the family together and causes them to focus on common goals and shared values. ..
  • It Always Comes Down to Leadership 6/4/2014 5:13:00 AM
    Implementing a succession plan requires attention to and respect for developing leadership. It may be the single biggest challenge in the planning process.
  • Do You Have One? 5/29/2014 6:56:00 AM
    Key to professional success and personal satisfaction is the strength of the relationships we build with the people around us. Have you explored the valuable insights to be gained through a mentor/protégé relationship?
  • Will Your Driverless Tractor Kill You? 5/29/2014 6:53:00 AM
    Social media and innovation editor Ben Potter brings you the latest in technology news, and how you can apply it to farming.
  • Change or Improve? It's Only Semantics. 5/20/2014 6:18:00 AM
    People are always resistant to change. However, we love improvement. In making something better there's a corresponding reward for taking a measured risk.
  • Win-Win is an Expensive Luxury 5/13/2014 5:44:00 AM
    The fallacy of win-win is costing a lot of families their peace of mind and the very ranches that previous generations have spent lifetimes piecing together.
  • But We Were Promised Jetpacks! 5/12/2014 4:44:00 AM
    Technology editor Ben Potter brings you the latest in technology news, and how you can apply it to farming.

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