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The Conscious Farmer

Arkansas producer maximizes efficiency on existing acreage.

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Legacy Project

  • Books for Your Reading List

    1/24/2015 2:10:00 AM
    Inspiration to move forward with your family’s succession plan
  • Leave A Legacy: Can We Talk? 1/3/2015 2:48:00 AM
    Every family business has conflict. Conflict happens when things change.
  • Reduce Succession Planning Stress 1/3/2015 2:25:00 AM
    Remember that your farm’s succession plan is not a one-and-done undertaking
  • Leave A Legacy: Pass On Your Strategic Thinking Skills 12/6/2014 2:04:00 AM
    The management transition process isn’t just about the successor assuming the duties of the current CEO, but also the process of other family members and key employees adjusting to a new leader.
  • How to Construct a Succession Plan 12/3/2014 12:03:00 PM
    Handing over the reins to the family farm can be a difficult process, but it is the ultimate goal of most families to pass on the farm to the next generation.
  • Tax Mistakes In Estate Planning-Paul Neifer 11/20/2014 6:00:00 AM
    Paul Neifer talks with us today about some common mistakes that farmers often make and can avoid with good estate planning. Paul will be speaking at one of FJ Legacy events in Garden City, KS on Dec. 12. For more information log onto
  • Plan to Attend 11/8/2014 2:44:00 AM
    December is a great time to start or update your family farm’s succession plan. Do so by attending one of the hands-on and interactive Farm Journal Legacy Project events.
  • Leave A Legacy: Build a Structurally Sound Estate Tax Plan 11/8/2014 2:43:00 AM
    Just like a house, a succession plan requires a sturdy foundation to remain structurally sound for multiple generations.
  • Cultivate Your Farm's Successor 11/8/2014 2:00:00 AM
    You’ve worked hard to sustain and grow your farm. If you want to continue that momentum, you must identify and mentor a successor.

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