Continuing his discussion on "hostage situations" on the family farm, Water Street Solutions Director Jason Ladman concentrates on prevention of these scenarios rather than damage control. The key always comes down to open and transparent communication coupled with solid short-term and long-range business planning.
Jason tells Dewey Nelson that frequently it's difficult for families to get started with this kind of planning, either because they're afraid of starting incorrectly or they just don't really know how to get started at all. In this week's audio post, Jason explains that doing NOTHING is the absolute worst option. Any attempt at progress at least shows an effort to step away from the kind of environment that breeds these hostage situations.