How are you mentoring the next generation?
Mentoring is a relationship in which a more experienced or knowledgeable person guides a less experienced or less knowledgeable person through an activity or event in their life. While the mentor can be older or younger than the mentee, they must have a specific expertise which qualifies them.
This approach is similar to coaching but in coaching the goals and the plan of action are often set by the coach. In a mentoring relationship, the mentee sets the goals and formulates the plan under the guidance of the mentor. For the most part, we don’t even consider this more formal method of instruction as necessary in a family business. Often the kids grow up helping and working in the farm or ranch business. It is assumed that they will pick-up the skills necessary to help with the daily crop or livestock operations; even learn how to operate the business.
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As a part of our effort to promote thought and discussion around the concept of an Ag legacy, we are providing an interactive online module, titled “Developing your Ag legacy”.
The goal is to provide the opportunity for individuals to engage anonymously around the topic of legacy. Sections of this component will provide participants the chance to interact with one another, explore the topic of legacy and what it means, discuss strategies that work and those that have not, and test their knowledge about available resources.
The online module, “Developing your Ag legacy”, will begin on October 20th, and go until October 30th. The cost is $30 per person, with discounts for multiple attendees from the same operation. Registration is open now, and can be found by clicking here.
As a primer, be sure to check out our newsletter titled “What is your Ag Legacy?”, as well as our free, live webinar coming up on October 20th | 12:00 Eastern/11:00 Central/
10:00 Mountain/9:00 Pacific. This will provide a more in-depth look at the features of a legacy and resources available to help individuals begin working on their own legacy.