Welcome to the Drovers CattleNetwork resource center for our ranch succession-planning series. Click the links below to be directed to online segments of the four-part series.

June/July 2015 digital issue of Drovers CattleNetwork – Getting the conversation started

In part one of our four-part succession planning series, we’ll explore how to get the conversation started when forming a succession plan.

Links published on cattlenetwork.com:

Part One: Getting the conversation started

Part One: Keeping the ranch in the family and the family in the ranch

Part One: “Preserving families, perpetuating legacies”

Part One: Putting PeopleFirst

August 2015 digital issue of Drovers CattleNetwork – Define compensation and responsibilities

In part two of our succession-planning series, we dig into the importance of defining compensation and involvement obligations for the next generation.

Part Two: Define compensation and responsibilities, Part I

Part Two: Define compensation and responsibilities, Part II

Part Two: Work right, not a birth right

Part Two: Work for someone else before your family

September 2015 digital issue of Drovers CattleNetwork – Seven keys to succession planning

In part three of our succession-planning series, we look at the seven themes of business transition producers need to consider in perpetuating their family operations.

Part Three: Seven keys to succession planning, Part I

Part Three: Seven keys to succession planning, Part II

Part Three: Making room for the next generation

October 2015 digital issue of Drovers CattleNetwork – Find your motivation

In part four of our succession-planning series, we wrap up with the motivation behind putting together a succession plan.

Part Four: Find your motivation, Part I

Part Four: Find your motivation, Part II

Part Four: Follow the trail back home