The Farm Whisperer (Paperback)
Secrets to Preserving Families and Perpetuating Farms
Advising Generations LLC, 9780996597906, 146pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2015
Are you certain that your farm is positioned to stay in the family for another generation? Have you confronted the difficult and sometimes uncomfortable questions of management and ownership succession? If you answered no to any of these questions, you are not alone. It is for this purpose that, "The Farm Whisperer" was written. In this book you will discover the key pitfalls that families face with generational farm transitions and you will come away with strategies to help you in your own succession process. The Farm Whisperer is an actionable guide to help begin discussions and get your family started on this important journey. While The Farm Whisperer offers no silver bullet guarantees, it does provide questions, processes and a framework to get started on being intentional about, "Preserving Your Family and Perpetuating Your Farm." Your family, your farm and your community are counting on you. You can do it and "The Farm Whisperer" can help.
About the Author
Dave Specht is an internationally recognized expert in family business management. He is the founder of Advising Generations LLC, a strategy consulting firm for family-owned businesses. His work was recently featured in The New York Times, Successful FarmingMagazine, Drovers Cattle Network and Family Business Magazine. He was the Coordinator of Family Business Programs at a Big Ten Business School and is a former business consultant with the largest independent broker dealer in the country. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master's Degree in Tax and Financial Planning from San Diego State University. Specht has gained international attention for his creation of the GenerationalBusiness360(c) process and a new mobile app called Inspired Questions-For Farmers. Taneil is the mother of five active children and the wife of a dreamer. She is a university-educated woman that has chosen to invest her talents in the home. When she isn't chasing 5 children she is a writer, proofreader, sounding board and voice of reason in the entrepreneurial process."