family management, farm, ranch, intergenerational
Farming and ranching today are complex. Changes in crop and livestock production, an international flavor to marketing, as well as ongoing economic struggles, challenge farm and ranch families to manage ever-increasing stress loads. Now more than ever, it is difficult for young farmers and ranchers to “strike out on their own.” Most farms and ranches are passed from generation to generation. Modern farming and ranching require sucha tremendous investment that young adult children often get started by joining their parents’ operation.
Olson, Lynette J., "Intergenerational, Farm and Ranch Family Management" (1992). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 418.