Family businesses are the backbone of society.

It takes hard work, persistence, and determination for a family business to succeed. Owners have the unique challenge of overlapping family and business systems, resulting in dynamics unlike any other type of organization. Prairie Family Business Association, the center for family business education in the Midwest, exists to help family business succeed for generations through quality education and networking. 

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Global Expert Shares Advice For Family Businesses

February 21, 2017|0 Comments

Keeping the “family” in the family business is all about governance. Providing clear policies and procedures helps [...]

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Prairie Family Business Association Hosts 25th Annual Family Business Conference

February 8, 2017|0 Comments

VERMILLION, S.D. – Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach of the Beacom School of Business at the [...]

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Unsticking Succession: Common Obstacles and a Path Forward

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By Kent Rhodes, Ed.U. and Kristi Daeda Carl is a robust, energetic man in his early 70s [...]

Member Reviews

PFBA’s major impact on us has been to provide structure and resources that made it possible for us to add Family Business planning to our busy schedules. The webinars and reading suggestions have been enormously helpful to us and we’ve made huge strides.
The Schmidt Family, SIA Companies - Bismarck, ND
It was good for us to review the history of our business together and put in writing what exactly had allowed us to be successful. It was a helpful exercise to specify our business’s goals and values.
The Brockelsby Family, Reptile Gardens - Rapid City, SD
The NextGen program could not have come at a better time. I took away invaluable information and real-life situations that I brought to my family and management team to prepare for our future.

Upcoming Events

HR Management Training: The Weston Group

HR Management Training: The Weston Group

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

PFBA Advisory Board: Annual Meeting

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Joint Affinity Peer Group Session

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Passing the Torch Society Event

Passing the Torch Society Event

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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