Our lead-off article discusses the importance of considering what is best for the future of your family when making management decisions. The decisions you make or don’t make will have a very profound effect on the future of your family farm or ranch. This is a responsibility that should not be ignored or taken lightly. Unfortunately, we see far too many cow-calf producers procrastinating and taking the “stick your head in the sand” approach to management. Ignorance may be bliss – but it is a very poor management strategy. You can either make things happen – or you can sit back and watch things happen. The choice is yours.