Do you work with multiple generations on your ranch? Here are 10 resources to help you manage your family business better.
Ranching is a family affair. 97% of farms are family-owned and operated, and many of those enterprises are run by multiple generations of family members. Many personalities, age gaps, and differing opinions can make the dynamics of working alongside family members both a blessing and a real challenge.
A recent Truffle Media Update featured some great advice on this topic from Amy Lynch, Bridgeworks, LLC. Lynch offers a perspective on the mindsets of the four different generations of people involved in production agriculture and how these groups of people respond to communication and idea sharing. You can listen to her insights here.
While we’re on the topic of family ranching, here are 10 resources from BEEF magazine that will help you work better alongside the many generations of your business:
How do you make it work on your family ranch? Who is all involved in your operation? What advice do you have for others for navigating the challenges of working alongside family members? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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