Succession Plans Pt 2

Succession Plans Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is today’s Fruit Grower Report. Deciding how to hand off the family farm to the next generation can be, and often is, tricky.

Frameworks Facilitation Founder, Tina Lovejoy says every family is different, with their own set of challenges, but there is one thing every family can do to help them be successful …

LOVEJOY … “Well, the families that choose to show up and have facilitated sessions, they somewhat self-select because they’re willing to step into the room together. And I like to say, my little tag line is “little shifts are big wins.”

And then, Lovejoy says find “something” you can agree on …

LOVEJOY … “Absolutely, and to look and say what are those priorities? What are we going to prioritize? What really matters? What’s a hill to die on? Everything else, that can take care of itself.”

Lovejoy says be curious, because you just might learn something …

LOVEJOY … “Often surprised. Good surprises and not-so-good surprises, but when we allow ourselves to be curious, that’s when we can say, oh, I didn’t have all the information here. I was working on partial information and that usually leads to assumptions that are just false.”

But Lovejoy says things look different for every family …

LOVEJOY … “There’s certain best practices and principles but every family has such a different scenario that to say, oh, just do this, this and this, that’s not going to be helpful when a family has a tendency in this direction or that direction. It’s where are they, who are they? Now we can tailor it.”

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