• Family Employment Guidelines

    By Davon Cook on July 30, 2018

    By Davon Cook Alleah explained why defining expectations can be helpful in your family business. Let’s look at family employment guidelines as an example. Because we run businesses that value...

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  • Reading for Pleasure and Profit

    July 23, 2018

    By Alleah Heise Reading is a hobby I have enjoyed for years. As an elementary school student, I remember when our school first adopted the Accelerated Reader program, where books were assigned...

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  • Succession Planning in Hard....

    July 13, 2018

    Succession planning is hard, even for the British royals. But you have to start somewhere… In this scene from Netflix’s The Crown, King George VI is dying of lung cancer, but his family doesn’t...

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  • Keeping Talent

    By Lance Woodbury on January 31, 2018

    Having worked with some great management teams in agricultural family businesses over the years, I’ve been reflecting on what the owners do to keep outstanding people in their organizations. Here...

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  • Spotting Talent

    By Davon Cook on January 31, 2018

    Finding the right talent is a priority of most business people. There’s a typical list of attributes often included in a job description: “We’re looking for hard-working, dedicated problem solvers...

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  • A Difficult Gift, Part II

    By Bill Long on January 18, 2018

    A Difficult Gift, Part II By Dr. Bill Long Last December I wrote about some unexpected developments in my family as a result of my mother’s final illness. Her decline enabled the four sons to...

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  • Trampoline Magic

    By Davon Cook on January 18, 2018

    Trampoline Magic By Davon Cook I’ve been blessed with a loving family and many wonderful Christmas gifts over the years. One gift from my childhood is particularly vivid. When I was about seven...

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  • A Difficult Gift

    By Bill Long on January 4, 2018

    A Difficult Gift By Dr. Bill Long My three brothers and I made the decision to move our 88 year-old mother to Assisted Living and then, to Memory Care. Though the decision was taken after due...

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