When you first started farming, you might have learned production skills by watching your family members do the things you were trying to learn. That can be a good way to learn quite a bit on the farm.
But today, writes President and CEO Darren Frye of Water Street Solutions on FarmFutures.com, the skills that the next generation of farmers will need in their careers are becoming more and more complex - and have much to do with leading and managing the farm in addition to excellent production skills. Is your next generation starting to get involved in making major decisions for the operation?
Read Darren's thoughts on that here on FarmFutures.com.