Agriculture Online - Estate Planning Farm and ranch estate planning news and features. Find information that will help your farm family with business management, legal issues and succession planning. Discover what other farm families are doing to preserve their wealth and provide for an orderly farm transition. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Wednesday Apr 16 09:23:26 EDT 2014 150 30 30 Protecting Assets Against Divorce Can their problem be solved? Sunday Mar 16 22:58:49 EDT 2014 Preventing family warfare during a business split Can their problem be solved? Wednesday Mar 12 10:38:30 EDT 2014 Easing ownership transition fears Can their problem be solved? Monday Feb 24 11:20:13 EST 2014 A guide to family meetings Taking time to talk keeps the running of the farm on track. Monday Jan 13 13:46:52 EST 2014 Planning meetings essential to partnership Can a partner convince his workaholic co-owner to respect the need for management and planning? Monday Jan 13 12:41:43 EST 2014 Can succession planning be forced? How can a successor with no power or influence force succession planning? Wednesday Dec 18 12:18:46 EST 2013 How can you bring arguing heirs together? Can their problem be solved? Thursday Nov 14 14:35:54 EST 2013 When a major shareholder wants to sell How should a family respond to the demands of a major owner who suddenly wants to sell out? Tuesday Sep 10 13:04:13 EDT 2013 7 farm stress causes and cures There are seven fundamental causes of avoidable stress on the family farm: The Seven Deadly Dysfunctions. Tuesday May 21 12:11:02 EDT 2013 Is helping young farmers impractical? Can their problem be solved? Sunday Apr 14 22:56:03 EDT 2013 When farming partners split How can years of undefined land transactions be straightened out when partners decide to split? Sunday Mar 10 15:28:01 EDT 2013 Managing for continuity Sweet corn diversifies mainstay dairy farm and offers growth opportunities to the next generation. Thursday Feb 14 11:37:53 EST 2013 When none of the kids wants to farm Can their problem be solved? Wednesday Jan 09 15:25:29 EST 2013 Excluding a child from the family partnership Can their problem be solved? Monday Nov 19 13:39:48 EST 2012 Planning for 3 partners, 7 successors Tuesday Oct 16 11:03:57 EDT 2012 Handing over the keys As three dealerships consider the future generation of leadership, their approaches to succession planning will be critical to survival. Thursday Sep 06 10:38:26 EDT 2012 What's a kid to do? Moving on from the family farm is often a difficult decision. Wednesday Aug 01 15:53:52 EDT 2012 Success strategy report card Monday Jul 02 15:29:31 EDT 2012 Generating Success: The Continuity Quotient Here are seven components of ensuring farm business continuity. Monday Jul 02 15:27:09 EDT 2012 Reinvesting in the future The Zimdars family's transition plan is just forming. Thursday May 03 15:20:17 EDT 2012 In the middle of a family feud How can a nonfamily key employee successfully manage three feuding brothers and keep his job? Sunday Apr 01 15:45:08 EDT 2012 From independence to partnership Can their problem be solved?: How does a family of independent farmers start planning transition and structure a partnership? Friday Mar 16 11:48:15 EDT 2012 The prodigal son returns Can their problem be solved? Monday Mar 05 14:22:13 EST 2012 Brothers farming together How do brothers who’ve farmed independently learn to work together on land they’ll inherit? Monday Mar 05 13:57:55 EST 2012 Prenuptial problems Can their problem be solved? Does Dad’s failure to discuss his prenuptial requirement mean he can’t be trusted as a partner? Monday Feb 20 13:11:09 EST 2012 Grooming the future The Rynsburgers' focus is producing a wholesome dairy product and passing on values and work ethic. Monday Jan 30 15:41:28 EST 2012 A farm divided How long can an extended, growing family continue to take financial pieces of the farm? Thursday Jan 12 15:25:13 EST 2012 Family farm team Balanced role strategy advances next generation. Tuesday Dec 06 11:19:00 EST 2011 Prenuptial agreements The problem: Can a young man propose marriage and at the same time safely ask for a prenuptial agreement? Monday Nov 14 12:18:58 EST 2011 Putting the farm business plan first Farmers harvest a bumper crop of strategies they can haul home to fine-tune work roles and relationships. Tuesday Nov 01 16:30:10 EDT 2011