Business leaders have recognized for a long time the importance of investing a significant amount of time in training and development of potential young leaders. It should be no different on the farm. Today's ag environment is not the same as it was when the previous generation was coming up. This environment requires more business acumen, solid management skills, and more exposure to outside perspectives than it used to, because the markets move much faster and the decisions are bigger these days.
In this tougher environment it becomes even more important to make sure your young farm leaders are well prepared to take the reins when their time comes. Jason Ladman shares his thoughts on crafting an intentional plan to get your operation's future leaders exposure and experience with the financial, business management and leadership skills they'll need to run the farm after the current generation retires.