Strategic Planning Programs for Farm Families
We have created workshops tailored to resolve common needs in the agriculture industry. Scroll down to learn about each.
Using our unique process for each program, we ask each family member thought-provoking questions that they can answer at their own pace, we will talk with each family member over the phone about their answers and to gain a quick overview of the farm’s situation through each person's viewpoint. We then facilitate an afternoon family strategic planning meeting where your family intelligently discusses the matters at hand and will then be able to walk away with results. We do this family meeting either on farm or over SKYPE. Afterwards, we then can the arrange for follow-up to ensure the ideas discussed become a reality.
For every family, the biggest hurdle is getting each member of your family to buy in and we understand that many farm families are sensitive to change. We allow each individual who signs up for this program on our website to participate in the initial phases of the program and meet with Andy first, prior to bringing the rest of the family on board. Your family members then go through the same process of being exposed to the curriculum prior to them making a group decision to do the afternoon meeting.
We can't solve all of your family's issues in one afternoon. However, you'd be amazed by what we can do and how much happier you'll be by days end. We take family farms from good to great without all the family drama.
New Year's Resolutions Program: How can your farm go from GOOD to GREAT next year?
The decision to not make a decision is a decision in itself. Is communicating strategically your family’s strength or weakness? With commodity prices crashing, what will prevent your farm being like the Titanic heading at full speed towards an Iceberg?
Each winter, every farm family should sit down for an afternoon and ask themselves, how can we go from good to great? Often this discussion never happens, leading to bickering throughout the year. This is ridiculous!
Would it not make sense to sit down for an afternoon to discuss where your farm is going to be in 2020? Would it not be beneficial to breakdown what positive changes have to happen in 2018 to make these goals happen?
This is what we do with the New Year’s Resolution program. We sit down with your family for an afternoon strategic planning session where we set both long and short-term goals for your family business. Prior to the meeting through a brief survey and over-the-phone interviews, we ask each family member thought-provoking questions so that this afternoon seminar is a “power hour” that positively changes the farm’s future. In this afternoon session we identify where your farm is at, where you want to go with the business and what changes have to happen to make it happen.
Everyone walks away with realistic projects and resolutions to work on in 2018.
This program costs $1,000 + travel to your farm OR $300 over SKYPE. No hidden fees.
We won't try to solve all of your family's issues in one afternoon or family relations could go nuclear and you'll have more issues to deal with. However, if we can make a couple of improvements in how your family squeezes more profitability out of the farm and how your family works together, then everyone wins. We focus on the positive. Our theme question in this meeting is "how can you take your farm from Good to Great in 2018?"
When this meeting ends we offer the opportunity for your family to have follow-up meetings throughout the course of the year to hold each family member accountable to the changes and goals discussed in January.
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Farming with Family: 5 Hours to guide the next 5 years...
Farming with Family is an strategic seminar that helps farm families define a common strategy and then develop a career plan for how the son or daughter is going to work their way into the family business over the next five years.
It is the first on-boarding program for College graduates of it’s kind in the agriculture sector.
We can either deliver this program on farm ($1,000 +travel) or over SKYPE ($300).
When we get right down to it, this program will let you walk away with a turnkey plan for your present and future that will eliminate >50% of the family fights that you probably would have had over the next decade!
Farming with Family will dramatically improve the success of how your family on-boards the next generation over the next five years which will dramatically improve the odds of your family’s name staying on your farm’s mailbox in 30-years time!
When this meeting ends we offer the opportunity for your family to have follow-up meetings throughout the course of the next five years to hold each family member accountable to the changes and goals discussed.