In Farming, Daughters-In-Law Also Share Responsibility (February 2003)
This article highlights some attitudes that daughters-in-law may bring to a family farm operation that are not sensitive to their in-laws needs. Suggestions are given on ways to improve their in-law relationships.
Management Blueprint For Family Farming (November 1998)
How do you keep the peace, have family love and harmony and run a demanding business
with family members? How do you keep business and family relationships straight? Do
business conflicts ruin family togetherness? Can family togetherness interfere in
resolving important problems in farm and ranch management? Here are six essential elements
for running a successful multi-family or multi-generation family farm or ranch.
1. Selection of compatible partners. Not all children ...
LEAVING A LEGACY OF SUCCESS
Being a psychologist in the Midwest working with farm and ranch families has given me an opportunity to observe and talk with many farm family operations. I have met some families who have captured an illusive ideal- having a combination of two or more families working together in a successful family business. Here are six attributes I believe they have in common.
Is Someone Stealing From You (May 1999)
This article discusses fraud in the workplace. The warning signs are given along with a theory of why normally moral people get caught up in white collar crime.
Marital Support During A Time Of Crisis (January 1999)
This article dramatizes the differing expectations farmers and farm women have of each other during a time of crisis. This is useful as a springboard for discussion between the genders about coping styles.