Tag: family farm

Farm Succession Planning Strategies to Remain Profitable

After his start in nursery and greenhouse production and degrees in biology and rural land use planning, Jim has made agriculture development the focus of his career. He served as a Cornell Cooperative Extension agent in upstate New York for seventeen years, and was known as the “Voice of Agriculture” on Finger Lakes Radio. Transitioning […]

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The Role of Technology on Family Farm Succession

Succession in a family business is hard work – perhaps harder than the normal, daily work required to run the business itself.  Transferring the senior generation’s years of experience and knowledge, and developing skills and strengths in the next generation, all while managing the emotional dynamics of family members working together, is flat-out overwhelming. Add […]

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Is Your Family Farm Professionalizing? Look For These Signs

A recent Granular blog post aptly mentions that most of today’s large farms “are complex organizations run by fathers, mothers and their relatives trying to leave the business in better shape than they received it.” This family stewardship ethic takes shape in the context of a progression of the business from “survival mode,” where owners […]

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Big Farm is Big Family Business

I joined Granular earlier this year for a number of reasons, but I was primarily excited about the opportunity to partner with the world’s best farms to make them even better through better farm management software, and strengthen the entire industry. In my mind, partnering with the “Fortune 500” of farming meant working with large, […]

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