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Shelby forum focuses on family farm planning

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 6:08 PM Updated:

SHELBY - Ranchers and farmers were invited to listen on Friday to presentations about carrying on the lineage of their farms.

The Civic Center in Shelby hosted talks from Elaine Froese throughout the day.She is a family farm coach and farmer from Manitoba and spoke about transition planning and communication within the family.

During the talks, she said families who have business meetings are 21% more profitable than those that don't. Plenty of people showed up to learn how to run a successful multi-generational business.

Scott Bye, a farmer, said what he learned from Froese was informative, and he wishes his father had a changeover plan for the farm before his father passed away.

“Six months ago my dad died, and so it’s a pretty weird situation with our family because now I’m working with my uncle and we’re just trying to find out how to not screw this up again, because my dad did not have a will, and stuff like that,” Bye said. “Just trying to not make the same mistake again and have a good legacy for our farm.”

Click here to learn more about Froese's presentations.

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