Don and Ron Ladage of Chatham, Illinois work with Water Street Solutions in several areas of their operation. They talked about how their Water Street legacy advisor helped them work through the legacy planning process:
"Our legacy advisor is very knowledgable and has a lot of experience. She knows what we're dealing with because she understands farming and farmers. She knew what we needed to work through in the legacy planning process and helped us understand our situation. The legacy planning process isn't something you can complete in a couple days or months. Our legacy advisor told us right away that it could take about a year. It made us dig into things that we had forgotten about.
We were already working with Water Street on marketing, and it's nice to keep things in-house. That way, everybody there is on the same page and it's easier to share information between the departments. Our legacy advisor can talk with our market advisor about our situation, and vice versa. If we were working with somebody else, there wouldn't be that opportunity. We felt Water Street would work with us to really understand our situation and help us through the decisions we needed to make."