How are future farm leaders preparing today?

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For young farmers, it can be overwhelming or daunting to think about the day when you will be running a farm by yourself. You could be building your own farm from scratch, working with a neighbor, or taking control of a family operation. The best advice we can give is to approach the whole process with a learner's mindset. Recognize that you don't only not know a lot of things about running a farm—you might not even realize what it is that you don't know. Ask a lot of questions.

Darren Frye, President and CEO of Water Street Solutions, has advice for anyone getting ready to start preparing to run the operation. He recently discussed this topic in his latest Finance First blog post. You can read it online now at