Business blooms as Medary Acres Greenhouses enters third generation

2017-11-14T11:58:22+00:00 June 30, 2017|Member News, PFBA, Success Stories|

Business blooms as Medary Acres Greenhouses enters third generation   Brian Darnall had a decision to make. His wife, Lynn, had told him: “You can be either a rural mail carrier or a greenhouse guy, but it’s one or the other,” he said. “She said, ‘If you really concentrate on that greenhouse, I think you’ll be [...]

Director’s column: Get on board with creating a board

2017-11-14T11:47:32+00:00 June 5, 2017|PFBA|

Director's column: Get on board with creating a board Have you thought about creating an advisory board or board of directors for your family business? Is that as far as you have gotten? Thinking about taking action? Let me provide you with a few reasons why you might want to consider taking action and creating [...]

25th Annual Family Business Conference Honors Reptile Gardens and H.A. Thompson & Sons

2017-05-19T16:34:16+00:00 April 10, 2017|PFBA|

One week ago, the 25th Annual Prairie Family Business Conference hosted their two-day event at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls. This annual conference is the number one educational and networking event in the region for family businesses and with over 320 attendees participating in the event; this year boasted the largest-ever annual conference [...]

There’s still time to register for Annual Conference!

2017-05-19T16:34:16+00:00 February 28, 2017|PFBA|

There are over 250 people registered for the 25th Anniversary Conference, which will be record attendance. Register by March 1 to have your name published in the list of attendees in the conference program. Not sure if you are registered? Email us at fba@usd.edu or call 605-274-9530.

Unsticking Succession: Common Obstacles and a Path Forward

2017-05-19T16:34:17+00:00 December 30, 2016|PFBA|

By Kent Rhodes, Ed.U. and Kristi Daeda Carl is a robust, energetic man in his early 70s with a booming voice and raucous laugh. For the last 40 years, he’s led the company that his father founded through steady organic expansion, reaching into new regions, building new facilities, and growing the family’s brand. Carl and [...]

Prairie Family Business Association Hosts Legacy Tour, Award Presentation

2017-05-19T16:34:17+00:00 December 2, 2016|PFBA|

Prairie Family Business Association, an outreach center of the Beacom School of Business, will host the Edward Shorma Excellence in Family Business Award and Legacy Tour in Moorhead, Minnesota on Dec. 8. The legacy tour will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Lillestol Research where the Lillestol Family will provide a tour of their facility and [...]

24th Annual Family Business Conference Boasts Record Attendance

2017-11-14T12:00:56+00:00 April 19, 2016|PFBA|

Guests Attending from Five-State Region Sioux Falls, South Dakota – April 19, 2016. Just one week ago, the 24th Annual Prairie Family Business Conference hosted their two-day event at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Sioux Falls. This annual conference is the #1 educational and networking event in the region for family businesses and with 247 [...]

Prairie Family Business Association Hires New Director

2017-11-14T12:00:59+00:00 November 13, 2015|PFBA|

The Prairie Family Business Association that helps family businesses succeed in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Minnesota a has hired a new executive director. “Stephanie Larscheid brings significant talent, experience and energy to the organization,” said Venky Venkatalachlam, dean of the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business. “She has excellent strategic perspective [...]