Leadership & Development
Family farm. The name says it all. Some, if not all, workers involved in farms across the country are members of the same family.
The agriculture community is increasingly recognizing human resources as a valuable management tool, making interpersonal skills and their evaluation a hot topic.
A business management team can be an advantage, but just a minority of producers builds one.
Three producers from across the country explain what leadership and development training has had the most impact on them and their farms.
The business card says, “farm CEO,” which means the farmer oversees everything. But when it comes down to job duties, CEO is defined in two ways: vision and leadership.
Filling your farm team’s gaps in soft skills like communication, teamwork, etiquette and attitude can be more of a challenge than addressing wanting areas of traditional farm work.
A life in agriculture takes passion, commitment and a lot of courage. Here are a few other pieces of advice to help you realize your farm dream.
A BDO case study exploring how one family worked through the best way to pay their children for working on the farm.
Everyone makes decisions their own way - but are there best practices that farmers can adapt and apply? A farmer, a consultant and a professor each share their methods.
Three experts weigh in on how the best way for the next generation to start the farm transition conversation.