This month's cover story:

A Fresh Perspective

By delegating responsibilities based on strengths, this trifecta of managers fine-tunes and diversifies Top Notch Farms in Carthage, Mo.

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  • Family Farm Managers Earn $22,000 Less Than Hired Managers

    9/16/2015 2:00:00 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 8/25/2015 9:57:00 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 7/27/2015 9:51:00 AM
    What you think you know about estate planning might be all wrong
  • Attend a Legacy Project Workshop Next Week 6/30/2015 12:11:00 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 6/30/2015 6:00:00 AM
    Johnne Syverson with Transition Point Advisors talks with FJ Radio about FJ Legacy Meetings and why they are so important to farmers.
  • Keeping Your Farm, Family Together--How You Can Beat the Odds 6/26/2015 6:55:00 AM
    Fact: 90% of family farms will fail before they reach the third generation. While this seems like unbeatable odds, with good planning and preparation, farmers can become part of the coveted 10% who stick together.
  • Leave a Legacy: How to Transition Land 6/26/2015 2:54:00 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.
  • Odds Say Your Farm Will Fail. Here's How to Prove Them Wrong 6/23/2015 7:10:00 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.
  • Will Your Farm Make It to the Third Generation? Odds Say No 6/19/2015 6:58:00 AM
    Here’s a staggering fact: Families fail to keep their families and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time. Don't let your farm become that statistic. Get started on your succession plan today!

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