Farm Families - Continuity Planning
- Conduct study of how family members of different generations communicate about issues related to farm succession.
- Design course and instructional materials on strategies/techniques for promoting effective family communication focused on addressing succession planning issues.
Becker, J., Kaplan, M., Dickinson, K.R and Jacobson, M.G. (Eds.) (In Press). Estate and succession planning for farm and forest landowners [online book and eLearning curriculum]. University Park, PA: Penn State University.
Kaplan, M., Nussbaum, J., Becker, J., Fowler, C., and Pitts, M. (2009). Communication barriers to family farm succession planning. Journal of Extension, 47 (5). Oct. [WWW document]. URL: http://www.joe.org/joe/2009october/a8.php.
Pitts, M., Fowler, C., Kaplan, M., Nussbaum, J., and Becker, J. (2009). Let’s do it the way we’ve always done it: Dialectical tensions underpinning family farm succession planning. Jl. of Applied Communication Research, 37(1), Feb., 59-79.
Becker, J., Kaplan, M., and Nussbaum, J. (2007). Family farm succession planning: Balancing professional responsibility with client needs for help with family relationship issues. San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, 16 (1), 1-36.