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Who Are Your Heroes?

Jan 14th 2016,

The heroes I look up to wear denim, work from dawn 'til dusk...


Tackling Succession

Jan 20th 2016,

Montana Winter Fair 2016 aims to make succession planning more approachable...


How Much Do We Owe Each Another?

Feb 22nd 2016,

How much do we owe one another and have you demonstrated your intent?  Maybe we can take a play out of Coach Ladouceur's book and help the next generation prepare for the responsibilities of leadership.


The AX Story

Dec 29th 2015,

To be successful over the long haul in ranching or farming calls for a healthy dose of hard work, dedication, risk-taking, and strong leadership traits.


Why an LLC May Be Your Entity of Choice

Jan 15th 2016,

An LLC allows for shared ownership, clearly defined management structure and liability limitations...


Farm Transition Not an If Proposition

Dec 29th 2015,

No matter which path you choose for transitioning ownership, planning starts with your commitment...


Don't Fail to Plan for the Long Term

Nov 20th 2015,

If confidence, especially regarding day-to-day business decisions, is a strength for most business owners, planning for the long-term may be the antithesis. Many owners say they're either "not ready" or "too busy".


Kevin's Interview with "Progressive Forage"

Nov 18th 2015,

Kevin Spafford recently visited with Lynn Jaynes, editor of "Progressive Forage," about succession planning issues -  including when to start, and what are the biggest hang-ups. (Part I of II)


Tech to Transition

Oct 30th 2015,

"Bringing in the next generation of farmers is a challenge and an opportunity..."


You Won't Go It Alone

Oct 26th 2015,

My Uncle Milton taught me a lot about farming, and instilled the 10 ideals I still live by...


Financial Security is Foundation

Oct 26th 2015,

Some owners continue to develop the operation and generate lasting results...


Time to Rethink Performance Appraisals?

Sep 10th 2015,

My objective was to encourage conversation, and cause agribusiness leaders to rethink an age-old approach...


Since You Asked...

Sep 9th 2015,

Like planning for transition, success is a journey. Who stands out as an example to follow?


The Agripreneur of Tomorrow

Aug 11th 2015,

Tomorrow's aspiring agripreneurs aren't unlike previous gens, though they execute their plans differently...


Land Tenure and Ag's Future

Aug 11th 2015,

Land tenure and farmland transitions are integral to the succession planning process...


Chore Finding a Talented Manager

Jul 6th 2015,

The search for the ‘right’ next generation leader is almost a universal quest among family agribusiness owners.


A Performance Review Based on Results

Jun 5th 2015,

A performance review should encourage improvement and growth, utilizing objective measures...


Don't Know Where to Start?

Jun 1st 2015,

A family meeting or retreat may provide a shared experience to help you come together as a team... committed to preserving the farming operation and creating a lasting legacy...


Wide-Open Spaces and Plentiful Opportunities

May 15th 2015,

Growing up on the family farm was enough to whet his appetite and encourage him dream of more...


Driven to Succeed

May 7th 2015,

This family's agripreneurial roots run deep, and their name is synonymous with stewardship...


10 Questions to Test Resolve

Apr 21st 2015,

It isn’t as much about what's offered to the next gen, as it is what they do with it...


Farming for the Long Haul

Mar 16th 2015,

It's the quintessential family farming operation...


What If It Doesn't Work?

Mar 3rd 2015,

Too many well-intended parents overlook the obvious about their kids in to the operation...


Actions Trump Words

Feb 23rd 2015,

Succession is winning challenges and overcoming obstacles...


Nightmare or Greatest Achievement?

Feb 23rd 2015,

Despite all the factors that affect a leadership transition, the element of chance should be minimized...


For True Leaders, Anything is Possible

Feb 20th 2015,

The fire had cost him everything except his pride and the determination not to let this disaster define him...


Leadership is Coaching and Coaching is Leadership

Feb 20th 2015,

With the longest winning streak in football,"Bob Ladouceur... channels an unstoppable force..."


The Importance of Planning

Nov 20th 2014,

Will the next generation be prepared when it's time for them to take the reins?


Whose Responsibility Is It?

Nov 5th 2014,

Are you sitting by, anticipating the succession planning outcome will align with your goals?


Workshops: ASA with eLegacyConnect

Apr 4th 2014,

American Soybean Association offers a series of succession planning workshops, presented by Kevin Spafford...


Did You Say Succession?

Nov 22nd 2013,

A new online community can take the scare out of planning the transition of your farm...


Why eLegacyConnect?

Jun 5th 2013,

We invite you to explore our growing resources!  Succession Solutions for Farm Families...


Your Role in the New Frontier

Apr 25th 2013,

Farm communities develop the character traits of self-reliance and independence...


Benefits of Family Employment Policies

Aug 2nd 2013,

Though the family provides loyal employees and extra hands, if the business fails, the family is in trouble...


eLegacyConnect as New ASA Member Benefit

Oct 1st 2013,

"This is a great benefit for our members..."


Member Benefit Supports Farm Succession Planning

Oct 17th 2013,

"An important tool to help members protect their farms and family legacies by engaging users in farm succession planning activities..."



Feb 21st 2013,

eLegacyConnect, a succession planning community, is designed to help you create a lasting legacy...


5 Success Strategies

Aug 8th 2012,

Priorities to keep in mind as you begin to plan for succession, from AZFB...


Are You a Mentor?

Sep 27th 2012,

Keys to professional success are the deep relationships we build with the people around us...


Leaders Adapt, Engage, Communicate

Feb 1st 2016,

“Go where they ain’t; think like they don’t.”  This is how a true agripreneur adapts and grows...


You're Being Tested

Feb 5th 2016,

Down cycles in the economy test a person’s mettle...


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