Tough conversations like succession planning, which house to live in on farm when married, changes to crop rotations and sheep versus cropping etc are a necessary part of life. And especially so in many farming businesses where everyone works and lives together. Yet it is common for us to not have these tough conversations, in fact many of us will go out of our way to avoid them. Having the conversation is uncomfortable, risky and unpredictable. In the short term it is easy to turn blind eye and do nothing. But, in the long run, short term pain is worth the long term gain. It is important to speak up and speak your truth!