Dialectical tensions underpinning family farm succession planning

Margaret J Pitts, Craig Fowler, Matthew S. Kaplan, Jon Nussbaum, John C. Becker

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Abstract

Though succession planning is vital if a farm is to survive, many farm families fail to take necessary succession planning actions. Semi-structured interviews conducted with 20 members of nine small-farm families in Pennsylvania revealed that dialectical tensions surrounding a farm transfer influence succession planning readiness and action. This report identifies five indigenous dialectical tensions that influence succession planning and describes five praxis patterns families use to manage them. Practical applications are outlined for agriculture estate planning professionals and others involved in family inheritance communication services to provide effective assistance to farm families in their succession planning efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-79
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Applied Communication Research
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Decision Making
  • Dialectics
  • Family Farms
  • Inheritance
  • Intergenerational Communication
  • Succession Planning

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Dialectical tensions underpinning family farm succession planning. / Pitts, Margaret J; Fowler, Craig; Kaplan, Matthew S.; Nussbaum, Jon; Becker, John C.

In: Journal of Applied Communication Research, Vol. 37, No. 1, 02.2009, p. 59-79.

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Pitts, Margaret J ; Fowler, Craig ; Kaplan, Matthew S. ; Nussbaum, Jon ; Becker, John C. / Dialectical tensions underpinning family farm succession planning. In: Journal of Applied Communication Research. 2009 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 59-79.
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