Succession Planning Success Begins Today

November 11, 2011 05:00 AM

Farm Journal Legacy Project Workshops are in full swing. During these one day sessions, families will learn more about transitioning their farm from Farm Journal succession expert, Kevin Spafford, in workshops sponsored by Pioneer. The next workshop is in Kansas City, Mo. on December 5. Workshops last about five hours and include lunch, learning and networking.

The workshop agenda includes:

 9:00 a.m. - Part 1: The Challenge
- The Risk
- Meet the Miltons: A Case Study
- Why Do We Struggle with This?
10:30 a.m. - Break
- The Five Keys to Planning Success
 1. Good Communication
 2. Common Objectives
 3. Overcoming Obstacles
 4. Planning Process/Action
 5. Commitment
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Part II: Committing to Action
- Back to the Miltons
- Objectives
- Solutions
- Take Action
- We’re Here to Help
3:00 p.m. – Adjourn


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Workshop Schedule

December 7, 2011 – Normal, IL

December 8, 2011 – Memphis, TN

February 21, 2012 – Bowling Green, KY

February 23, 2012 – Lancaster, PA

March 12, 2012 – Davenport, IA

March 14, 2012 – Lafayette, IN

 March 15, 2012 – St. Louis, MO

July 10, 2012 – Fargo, ND

July 12, 2012 – Omaha, NE

December 3, 2012 – Amarillo, TX

December 5, 2012 – Salina, KS

December 7, 2012 – Denver, CO


You can register for workshops here. We encourage you to follow coverage of the legacy project at




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