Kevin SpaffordColumnist

Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert. As the host of ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, and columnist for Farm Journal and Implement & Tractor, Kevin addresses the questions and concerns of America’s farm families as they prepare to transition their operations from one generation to the next. Kevin’s succession planning resources are also offered to Farm Journal readers through Legacy Moment, a weekly eNewsletter, on his blog, and on the FarmJournalLegacyProject.com microsite. Through the Farm Journal Legacy Project, Kevin and his team at Legacy by Design, LLC are solely focused on "Cultivating Multigenerational Success in the Agricultural Community." Kevin

Kevin Spafford is Farm Journal’s succession planning expert. As the host of ‘Leave a Legacy’ TV, and columnist for Farm Journal and Implement & Tractor, Kevin addresses the questions and concerns of America’s farm families as they prepare to transition their operations from one generation to the next. Kevin’s succession planning resources are also offered to Farm Journal readers through Legacy Moment, a weekly eNewsletter, on his blog, and on the FarmJournalLegacyProject.com microsite. Through the Farm Journal Legacy Project, Kevin and his team at Legacy by Design, LLC are solely focused on "Cultivating Multigenerational Success in the Agricultural Community." Kevin

Articles By Kevin Spafford

Apr 26, 2014

Leave A Legacy: What’s an ESOP?

Simply speaking, an ESOP is a qualified defined contribution retirement plan that invests in the stock of the sponsoring company.

Apr 22, 2014

Don't Let the Clock Steal Your Farm's Future

From Legacy Moment (04.18.2014). Please join us for future issues, delivered via email each Friday. When a person is in their early 20s, the future is a long way off. It's merely a concept, not an inevitable reality! Then--surprise, surprise--that same person is sitting at 60 looking back, wondering what
Apr 15, 2014

Reasons to Plan

Apr 08, 2014

I Don't Think a Plan is Necessary If...

From Legacy Moment (04.04.2014). Please join us for future issues, delivered via email each Friday. No doubt about it, planning for succession is a big job. It requires a lot of commitment. It may cost money and there's no guarantee it will work as you intend. So, why plan? To
Apr 02, 2014

Do You Want to Solve It?

From Legacy Moment (03.28.2014). Please join us for future issues, delivered via email each Friday. It's become my go-to question. I have a number of consultations each week with farmers and active family members who contact me via Ask Kevin, email or phone call. As part of the conversations, I
Apr 02, 2014

Get ‘SMART’ About Goals

Goals should be written in the “SMART” format—meaning they should be specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time-bound.

Apr 02, 2014

Get ‘SMART’ About Goals

Goals should be written in the “SMART” format—meaning they should be specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and time-bound.

Apr 01, 2014

Growing It Forward

From Legacy Moment (03.21.2014). Please join us for future issues, delivered via email each Friday. As an ag exchange student, Menno was attracted by the wide-open spaces and plentiful opportunities. Now, 30+ years later, he faces a new set of challenges. He and his wife, Jeanne Ann, have four children
Mar 26, 2014

Jump Into the Fray

From Legacy Moment (03.14.2014). Please join us for future issues, delivered via email each Friday. Biographies from across the American landscape are rife with ideas and lessons that can guide today's agripreneurs to solutions. The challenges of yesterday prepared us with the education, experience and insight to meet the complexities