Badgerland Farm Credit Services has announced that Dr. Ron Hanson will be the keynote speaker at its upcoming transition planning seminar. Dr. Hanson serves as the Neal Harlan Distinguished Professor of Agribusiness in the department of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska. His university teaching and student advising career has earned him over 20 college and national recognitions.
"We are extremely excited that Dr. Hanson will be joining us," says BFCS CEO Diane Cole. "He is a widely-traveled national speaker who is well known for his entertaining and motivating messages that focus on improving communication and appreciation between family members working together in a farming or business operation, especially miscommunication in times of emotional and economic stress."
Hanson says many family farms and businesses are the backbone of our existence.
"Sometimes misunderstandings, as well as the stress of farming or owning your own business can damage the relationships between family members working together," Dr. Hanson says. "I hope to help guide families in how to be prepared when it comes time to divide the farm or business, so that it will not divide their family."
The free seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 5 at Deer Valley Lodge in Barneveld. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.
For more information, call (800) 236-3396.