Event Calendar

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Westman: Choose the right people for farm transition

Start Date: 5/10/2023 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 5/10/2023 10:30 AM CDT

Venue Name: BDO Canada LLP Boardroom & Online

148 10th Street
Brandon, MB  Canada  R7A 4E6

Organization Name: CAFA Westman

Liz Robertson
Email: Info@CAFAnet.ca
Phone: (204) 348-3578

Join us via ZOOM.

Speaker: Laura Lazo, PhD., CAF


Principal, CAF and Chair Manitoba Women in Agriculture & Food

How can we choose the right people in a farm transition or corporation’s succession plan?


Whether for farm transition or a corporation’s succession plan, the owners, founders and managers must assign new roles to the right people, otherwise, the consequences can be costly and lead to frustrations. Think twice before selecting people because they've been longer or more deeply involved in the organization. A person can excel in one role but not in another. 


The best decisions match personality to a role using objective data that predicts future performance. There is a digital technology that generates such data and yet it is not widely used in ag. Not taking advantage of it is a missed opportunity to create plans with a higher level of confidence. The digital platform uses the candidates’ personality traits to generate an objective assessment of their fit for the role and predict their success.


?Careers in Agriculture and Food (CAF) will demonstrate the benefits of using this tool during the decision-making process to make sound and bias-free decisions.


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Author Jim Rohn famously said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

The key is to surrounding yourself with influences that encourage you to do and be your best. Join us to be with some of Canada's best farm advisors.