Farming’s In-Law Factor…
How to Have More Harmony and Less Conflict on Family Farms
Every farm teams wants harmony on their family farm and this book will show you how to get it. You’ll gain insights into how family systems work . The culture of agriculture section is a great primer for urban folks or new farm brides from the city who have not grown up waving to strangers they pass on the road!
The book is packed with helpful hints on what the daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, father-in-law, and son-in-law needs . There are toolboxes that you can use immediately to find out what’s working and what is not working for your farm business partners, who also happen to be family.
Certified coach Elaine Froese has spent over a decade coaching farm families and her common sense practical approach will empower you to create better conflict resolution on your farm. Co-author , Dr. Megan Mckenzie shares her tools for building bridges and exploring constructive conflict behaviours. The book is peppered with cartoons and stories to make it a fun read as well as informative. The bibliography and index will be helpful to agriculture colleges or your own research for hitting the section you need most.
When things don’t work out you can find guidance in the book’s chapter that deals with what might be “necessary endings.”
Ultimately, Farming’s In-Law Factor is a resource for agricultural families that is unique and very needed!
You are not along in muddling through the people issues that threaten to undermine your hard work and family business. This book is the tool you need today to help you get more harmony on your farm.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Chapter 1 – The Culture of Agriculture and Rural Communities
- Chapter 2 – Farm Family Systems
- Chapter 3 – Conflict on the Farm
- Chapter 4 – Daughter-in-law (DIL)
- Chapter 5 – Mother-in-law (MIL)
- Chapter 6 – Father-in-law (FIL)
- Chapter 7 – Son-in-law (SIL)
- Chapter 8 – Extended in-laws (brother-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin-in-law, grandparent-in-law, and the rest of the crew)
- Chapter 9 – What am I supposed to do now? The Big Red Toolbox for Action
- Chapter 10 – When Things Don’t Work Out
- Epilogue – Leaning In
- About the Authors
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Book helps farm families facing in-law issues
By Helen Lammers-Helps, Ontario Farmer.com (August 15, 2014)
No easy fit with farm families
By Bill Redekop, Winnipeg Free Press (June 26, 2014)
New book resource on dealing with farm in-law dynamic
By Paul Rayner, The Recorder (June 13, 2014)
Book offers ways to calm troubled waters
By Robert Arnason, The Western Producer -producer.com (June 19, 2014)
At last, a publication that addresses the ‘culture’ of agriculture and the often unspoken challenges faced when family, farm and business cultures intertwine and where tradition meets new ideas. Enriched with raw experience and real stories, while treated with grace and a dash of humour, Elaine and Megan have carved out a space for the whole family, recognizing the role of in-laws and how the ‘family unit’ cannot move forward without considering farming’s in-law factor.
– Heather Watson, Farm Management Canada
This book should be required reading for anyone who is thinking about falling in love with a farmer. Moving to a family farm is a tricky step — there are a lot of ways to get it wrong. For farmers hoping to pass their farms on to the next generation, there are a lot of tips in this book to help you get started on the right foot.
– Leeann Minogue, Editor, Grainews
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