Workshops

We have created workshops tailored to resolve common needs in the agriculture industry. 

Using our unique process for each program, we ask each family member thought-provoking questions over the course of a short period, talk with each family member over the phone, and quickly gain an understanding of your farm’s situation. We then facilitate an afternoon family business meeting over SKYPE where your family intelligently discusses the matters at hand and will then be able to walk away with results.  We then can the arrange for follow up to ensure the ideas discussed become a reality.

For a lot of reasons, we believe that meeting with farmers over SKYPE provides 10X better service yet it's a major stumbling block for a lot of folks.  We also are the first in our field.  For this reason we offer our services for free for a couple of hours so you can get to know us and see how we work.  

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 workshop.

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! 

 
 

Year End Review: How can your farm go from GOOD to GREAT next year?

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.

Over SKYPE, we meet with your family for an afternoon to chair an annual family business meeting to discuss your farm’s goals for the forthcoming year and how you can work better as a team next year. We offer this service for free, allowing you to experience working with Andy over SKYPE and understand what it’s like to make decisions with Andy as a facilitator.

 

Farming with Family: 5 Hours to guide the next 5 years...

We believe that the first five years that a son or daughter returns to the farm either makes or breaks the farm in 30 years’ time. Too often this transition of going from kid to partner is an awkward transition leading to dysfunctional family businesses.

Farming with Family is an online workshop 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's an afternoon seminar that will radically improve the odds of your family's name still being on your farm's mailbox in 30 years time.