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Backswath Management Inc. and Farm Family Dynamics recently entered into a new strategic alliance agreement – collaborating on various farm business management initiatives and best practices in Canada and the United States.

Backswath and Farm Family Dynamics are entering into this Alliance with the intent to enhance the value provided to their clients. An alliance initiative can be defined as multiple parties agreeing to collectively focus their marketing, research, and business development efforts. “It will be beneficial to share knowledge and collaborate on marketing and sales efforts relating to certain products and services – jointly pursuing client opportunities, where and if possible,” says Terry Betker, President and CEO of Backswath Management Inc. 

Backswath and Farm Family Dynamics both provide a range of services and products such as farm business management consulting, succession planning, financial and general business analysis, benchmarking, human resource management, software development and sales, and peer group facilitation.

Terry Betker, P.Ag., CAC, is President and CEO of Backswath Management Inc., a Western Canadian company that originated in 1992. Terry’s 17 years experience as a grain, oilseed, and special crops producer gives him first-hand insight into the issues producers face. He has made significant contributions to the area of farm business management – regionally, nationally, and internationally. He serves as a role model and

mentor to agribusiness professionals, academics, farm managers, and agriculture students. Terry has delivered farm business management presentations in Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, Chile, New Zealand, Poland, and Mexico to major farm lenders, international food product and supply companies, agri-marketing and farm management associations, and numerous farm groups.

Farm Family Dynamics LLC was founded in 2011 by Joe Kluender. Joe grew up on a family farm in southern Minnesota, eventually becoming the third generation farm owner. During the twenty-five years that Joe operated the farm, Joe developed an intimate relationship with the land and an understanding of the emotional issues surrounding family farms. He developed his expertise in farm family dynamics by earning a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute in London, England in 2009. Prior to forming Farm Family Dynamics, LLC, Joe was an agricultural business consultant for nine years at LarsonAllen, LLP. 

Recognized globally for expertise, innovation, and leadership in advancing farm business management, Backswath Management Inc. provides leading-edge business management services, tools, and resources to farms and agribusinesses.