Farm & Ranch Living

Farming Hero of the Year: 'Retirement? I would never consider it'

Here, she still runs Moyfield Riding School, a livery yard, riding and trekking centre, with little more than some part-time help and a fleet of tractors she has accumulated over the decades (including a 1940s Fordson, a 1950s Field Marshall and a 1960s Massey Ferguson) to ferry feed and spread muck. 

Farm family business meetings matter

By Carole Curtis


Family business meetings are a two-edged sword.

They are one of the most important and effective factors for moving a farm business and the family forward, but they can be destructive if not managed well, Dr. Deb Houden, executive director of University of Wisconsin Family Business Center, told listeners during "A Sustainable Family Business".

Her presentation Feb. 26 was the second in a three-part World Class Webinar hosted by Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.