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The Badiou family is well into the process of transitioning the family farm to the next generation. Photo: Sandy Black

Country Guide: Impressing Mom and Dad

There’s more reason than ever for farm kids to prove to Mom and Dad that they’ve got what it takes to be trusted with the farm.

Transitioning the family farm to the next generation is never easy. But how much harder when the parents have their doubts whether their next generation has the skills or the personality to manage the operation?

On more and more farms, the wise thing would be for the kids to set out to prove to Mom and Dad that they’re actually capable of becoming top notch managers and owners.

But how do you do that if you don’t really know what your parents are looking for?

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