A great example of how to address the challenges around succession within the farming community. Often, in all sectors, a taboo topic, but even more so in farming where it has issues around land, property and deals with mortality, but great to see a success story and one that started with a conversation.
A personal journey that highlights the need to talk, however daunting a prospect that may be, and one that has now moved forward again as the conversation is about to start with the next next generation, in this time the daughters.
BRETT McCamley can still remember the feeling when he sat at the table with his parents and two brothers to discuss the future of their family farm. That was nine years ago today, but it’s vivid in his mind as settling in for a succession planning meeting had scary thoughts like “could this split the family” running through his mind. This week, Mr McCamley generously shared his story on the sensitive subject, as in a few years time he will settle in for another meeting with his family. The girls give Mr McCamley ideas if they don’t agree with his.However, this time it won’t be with his brothers Steven and Glenn, it will be with his daughters Cheyenne and Montana.