Communication Between Generations Critical in Farm Succession Planning

Not everyone needs to be involved in all conversations. But, everyone should be aware of the results of decisions made and why, Woodbury explained....

November 19, 2022
2:50 AM

Not everyone needs to be involved in all conversations. But, everyone should be aware of the results of decisions made and why, Woodbury explained. STEPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONVERSATION 1. To remove as much emotion from the discussion as possible, schedule a family meeting that's not in the busy season. Let people know they'll get a chance to talk if they keep it positive. Set an agenda so people know what will be discussed, Woodbury added. 2. Neutral territory. Meeting around the kitchen table or in the family room may trigger emotional childhood memories that you may want to avoid.

Elizabeth Williams