On today's episode, Tracy speaks with Gerry Friesen to bring our audience back to back episodes focused on the heated topic of farm family conflict. In this particular episode, Tracy and Gerry focus on the "Conflict Between Farm Generations."
Why is it so hard for parents and children to work together? Farm "children" are eager for more responsibility, or they are just plain ready to take on the farm; however, the parents won't let go. Often farm "children" feel their parents don't respect them. Without communication or some dramatic event, the struggle continues on and on. Gerry states that for the family farm to successfully operate, a paradigm shift must occur from the parent and child relationship to that of a business relationship.
To better understand what causes conflict in the first place, Gerry speaks about generational differences between parents and children, conflict management styles, and communication tips that can help bridge the gap on family farms.
If you farm with family, you will definitely not want to miss this episode.
* Disclaimer - As always, this information is not intended to provide business or medical advice. To ensure that your own circumstances have been properly considered and that action is taken based on the latest information available, you should obtain professional advice from qualified business or medical professionals before acting on any of the information in this post.
Stress & Conflict Management Specialist
Gerry comes from a diverse background of experience, learning, and discovery. It would appear that he has never found his niche in life and loves talking about it. Never short on humor, because after all humor can be a cover-up for much deeper issues, Gerry is bound to share the stories, the experiences, the ups and downs of his life through stories, stories all of you will relate too. As a listener, the one thing you can be assured of is that you will find an applicable life lesson through what you hear. Lessons that will help you in bringing back a semblance of sanity to the crazy world we live in.
About The Impact Farming Show
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.
Show Host - Tracy Brunet
CEO of Farm Marketer
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.