Greenhouse Canada

Betker to lead free succession planning webinar

September 8, 2016  By Dave Harrison

Sept. 8, 2016 – It’s never too early to start succession planning, notes one of Canada’s leading farm management specialists.

“If you haven’t started your succession plan, start now,” says Terry Betker, president and CEO of Backswath Management Inc., based in Manitoba. “The benefits far outweigh the costs.”

Greenhouse Canada is hosting a free webinar on Sept. 15 with timely advice on how best to prepare for succession. And you’re invited. The webinar will run from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time, and pre-registration is required. If you’re unable to view the webinar at that time, you will be sent a link to the “on demand” recorded version of the webinar to view at your convenience.


Betker is leading the session.

Agriculture is well known for multi-generational farm operations, with often two generations – and sometimes three – working together.

“I get asked all the time about how to start the process. Understanding that succession planning is really about transitioning ownership and management – and importantly, separating those discussions – is a great first step. For the webinar presentation, I’ll be using my experiences working with farm families to drill down into what you should know to help make this happen.”


Betker is widely recognized for his visionary and leading-edge contribution to farm management.

He is the Canadian representative to the International Farm Management Association, and is also a founding member of

He is a past president of the Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association, a past founding national director of the Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, and a past director of the Canadian Farm Business Management Council.

Betker was appointed to a committee by the federal agriculture minister to review Business Risk Management program development and implementation.

Click here to register.

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