Season 3 Countdown - 4th Place - “Transition & Vision For Management” w/Terry Betker



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Episode 128: “Transition & Vision For Management” w/Terry Betker

We are celebrating The Impact Farming Show's 3rd Anniversary. To celebrate, we are counting down and rebroadcasting the TOP 5 episodes from season 3.

This week we are excited to bring you the 4th highest listened to and watched episode, which was “Transition & Vision For Management” w/Terry Betker.

This episode was originally aired on April 21, 2021. Tranisitioning the farm can be a difficult process, this is why there are so many resources available to help make this process as easy as possible.  Terry Betker and the information that he shares in this episode are definitely some of the most important resources you need. It's no wonder that it made it into our top 5 of season 3. 


In this week’s episode, Tracy speaks with Terry Betker about “Creating A Vision For Management,” as a critical part of the transition planning process.

Terry Betker is President & CEO of Backswath Management, and he has been helping farm families with transition planning for well over 20 years now. In this week’s episode, he joins Tracy on The Impact Farming Show to share a growing concern that he has for something that doesn’t get discussed enough in transition planning, creating a vision for management. Terry shares how it can make transition planning very difficult if you do not get this one thing right.

In this episode, they chat about:
  • What has remained the same, and what has changed over the last 20 years when it comes to transition planning.
  • Terry shares more about the concept of creating a vision for management and why this is a critically important step to getting transition planning correct.
  • They spend some time discussing what a vision for management is and why it’s vital to have before farm families begin transferring ownership of assets.
  • Tracy asks Terry to clarify transition planning for us, and Terry kindly breaks it down into two main categories. This part of the conversation is a real game-changer in simplifying what seems to be an overwhelmingly complex topic.
  • They dive into the human condition and chat about why transition planning can be difficult for farm families. He shares some reassurance and encouragement.
Do you farm with family and have a transition on the horizon? If so, don’t miss this episode as Terry’s wisdom shared in this episode could impact the way your family manages and transitions the farm from now on.


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 Show Guest

Terry Betker
President & CEO of Backswath Management Inc.


Terry is President and CEO of Backswath Management Inc., a company that provides business management expertise to farm families across Canada on strategic and business planning, transition planning, financial analysis, benchmarking and human resource management.

Terry has delivered presentations on farm business management throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, Poland, Tasmania and the Netherlands. He teaches at the University of Manitoba. Terry is a professional agrologist, a certified agricultural consultant and a certified management consultant. He is the 2015 recipient of Farm Management Canada’s Wilson Loree award, recognizing his contribution to developing and promoting new and positive change in agricultural business management practices and expertise in Canada.

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Welcome to Impact Farming, Farm Marketer's video and audio show dedicated to helping Canadian farmers excel in the business of farming. Our goal with this show is to introduce our audience to the people and ideas that are going to make an IMPACT on their farming operation. 

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Tracy and her husband are cattle ranchers in South East, Manitoba. As host of the show, primary producer and agvocate, Tracy is passionate about helping farmers succeed in the business of farming. 

In each episode, Tracy chats with today's most successful farm advisors and industry leaders to bring our audience the best and most important ideas. 

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