The Top 6 Survival Tips for Raising Teen Farm Kids Jul 26, 2023

    🕔Jul 26, 2023
    The toughest job in the world is that of being a mother. Raising children is tough. I think most moms would agree that they would take a toddler again over […]

    Sow Seeds for Your Family This Winter – DTN Dec 21, 2020

    🕔Dec 21, 2020
    While spring is a time for planting, and fall is a time for harvesting, the winter months offer an opportunity to interact differently with family and business partners. You will […]

    Family Business Survival – ‘Nonviolent Communication’ – DTN May 26, 2020

    🕔May 26, 2020
    “While we may not consider the way we talk to be ‘violent,’ words often lead to hurt and pain, whether for others or ourselves.” — Marshall Rosenberg Facilitating family meetings […]

    Family Farm Succession: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? 3 Reasons – DTN Oct 26, 2018

    🕔Oct 26, 2018
    Many family-farm and ranch owners define one aspect of success as the transition of the land and operating business to the next generation. “The opportunity for my kids and grandkids […]

    Family Matters: Why People End Relationships, 2 Strategies That Might Help – DTN Feb 14, 2018

    🕔Feb 14, 2018
    Family members don’t often talk about why they are estranged from one another. Perhaps they are ashamed to admit they can’t get along with a relative, or maybe they feel […]

    Farm Business: Improving Family Relationships – 5 Techniques – DTN Jan 27, 2017

    🕔Jan 27, 2017
    In a recent column on goal setting, I suggested three areas of focus for the New Year: improving relationships, increasing family communication and capturing and sharing major life lessons or […]

    Farm Business: Letting Go of the Reins – 5 Tips to Make it Easier – DTN Nov 4, 2016

    🕔Nov 4, 2016
    Perhaps the most difficult aspect of transitioning from one generation to the next in a family enterprise is the senior members’ process of letting go of control over business decisions. […]

    Family: How One Farm Operation Makes it a Priority – DTN Sep 11, 2015

    🕔Sep 11, 2015
    A 20-year tradition is in top gear on a bright, cool, mid-September day in the bustling kitchen of Kerri and Kyle Mehmen, near Plainfield, in northeast Iowa. Seven women are […]

    Farm Business Success : 3 Tips from The Wizard of Oz – DTN May 28, 2015

    🕔May 28, 2015
    My oldest daughter recently participated in a production of “The Wizard of Oz” as one of the Munchkins, a City Father who pronounces the Wicked Witch of the East “undeniably […]


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