Is the Next Generation Ready to Run the Farm?

by Heather Lauf April 15, 2014

Farm Futures logoThe financial decisions in ag are getting bigger and bigger - but is the next generation on your farm taking opportunities to start working on these decision-making skills now? How can the next generation get involved in learning and practicing farm management skills?

In his weekly Finance First post on, Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, writes about how farm families can start getting the next generation ready to run the farm. Read his blog post.

Figure Out the Next Generation's 'Fit' on the Farm

by Heather Lauf April 9, 2014

bMetzger64It's a very exciting time when a family member is coming back to work on the farm. They can bring a fresh perspective and energy. But it can also be a confusing time for both the new employee and for everyone else on the farm unless roles and expectations are clarified.

In this interview, Ben Metzger, Director of Legacy Planning, talks about how families can help make sure that new family member employees have the best transition into the operation. He talks here with Dewey Nelson of KRVN.  Figure Out the Next Generation's 'Fit' on the Farm Metzger AUDIO

Draw Your Road Map to Farm Success

by Heather Lauf April 7, 2014

Farm Futures logoHave you ever tried to drive somewhere new without having directions - from your cell phone or GPS? It can be frustrating trying to get somewhere without a clear road map of how you're going to get there. But what if the map to your destination doesn't even exist yet? When do you do then?

In his weekly Finance First post on, Darren Frye, President and CEO writes about what some farmers are doing to 'draw a new map' to their destination of farm success. Read his blog post.

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