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The importance of good communication

Good communication is required for farm families to follow through with a succession plan, but what worked a generation ago doesn’t cut it nowadays, according to Richard Cressman, a communication coach based in southeastern Ontario.

Advice from a management consultant

Whether you’re at the beginning of the succession planning process, in the midst of transitioning or about to complete the process, there are different elements to keep in mind. We caught up with Terry Betker, president and CEO of Backswath Management Inc., for advice at all stages of the process.

The keys to financial security

Lance Stockbrugger, chartered accountant and farmer, explains that setting up your farm for succession success sometimes means paying a little more in the short term so you can realize long-term goals for both your family and your farm.

Viewing succession as a process

As Darrell Wade, founder of Farm Life Financial Planning Group and a certified member of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, explains in our Q+A, a good succession plan requires lots of different pieces that must be put in place over time to ensure the business survives for generations to come.
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