Finding a Successor for Ag Company Through Farmers Veteran Coalition

Finding a Successor for Ag Company Through Farmers Veteran Coalition

For many farmers or ranchers, the "who" of the succession planning is easy as they have a son or daughter intent on continuing the family's agricultural legacy. However, what do you do if you have an successful ag enterprise and no heir to continue it?

Well for third generation farmer and owner of Reardan Seed Company Fred Fleming it means looking outside of the family for someone to continue the business. That is why Fleming has asked the Farmers Veteran Coalition to help spread the word in looking for a successor.

Fleming shares why he feels a vet might be a good fit for his ag business.

Fleming: "Whenever you are dealing with agriculture you can not be afraid of long hours and hard work. And that is one thing I've seen with vets — especially those who have been in war — they put in extremely long hours and aren't afraid of hard work. The other part that we are looking for is life science or an agronomy degree would very helpful or farming background. We are a whole sale retail small grains cleaning facility and so he needs to understand that. And they have to have a love of agriculture."

He says he is hoping to find a successor in the next 90 days. If you are interested in learning more, go to

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