Adding Another Family Member to the Farm Payroll

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Adding Another Family Member to the Farm Payroll

There are some farm families where the children want nothing to do with the operation after they graduate from high school or college. Other family operations struggle to find a place for all the children that desire to come back to the farm. What does it really take to financially employ another family member on the operation? Though it varies widely, it is fairly easy to determine the salary and even the benefits another family member will need. 

Read this article from the Center of Agricultural Profitability to learn more about how to calculate salaries and other factors that should be considered when a family member returns to the farm.

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