The Hard But Necessary Conversations on Farm Succession Planning

Between emotional factors, unspoken expectations, and ineffective communication, a family business can be exceptionally difficult to navigate. A lack of succession planning can destroy a family business and cost Farm Credit a client. In this episode of The Forward Thinking podcast, host Stephanie Barton, VP of Marketing and Communications at FCCS welcomes Wesley Tucker, Farm and Ranch Transition Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension for a conversation about the messy world of family business succession planning. They discuss challenges that are unique to family business, strategies for navigating family and business roles, and actionable tactics that result in successful succession planning.

“The more we can think about a separation of family and business relations, the more effective the business can be.” — Wesley Tucker

Insights Include:

  • Why is Succession Planning Necessary in Family Businesses?
  • Estate Planning Versus Succession Planning
  • First Steps in Succession Planning
  • Strategies for Effective Family Meetings
  • Navigating Fair and Equal Heir Scenarios
  • Timelines for Effective Transitions

Read the full Show Notes.

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