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Farm Employment in Wisconsin – World Dairy Expo 2018

How well do agricultural wages meet the costs of living in Wisconsin? What is an acceptable employee turnover rate? These questions and more are explored in this presentation by Simon Jette-Nantel, UW Center for Dairy Profitability & Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Farm Management Program. Presented at WI Dept. of Agriculture’s 2018 World Dairy Expo Seminar: “Farm […]

Hoard’s Dairyman article – The Value of Being a “good boss”…

The reduction in stress is a significant benefit of being a “good boss.”
Then there’s the fact that well-trained employees take better care of
cows and equipment.

Professional Development Conference: Farm Human Resource Management

Farm Human Resource Management                                                                                                        […]

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New Publication Highlights a Toolbox for Coordinating Farm Labor

UW Center for Cooperatives, in partnership with Farm Commons, released a new publication helping diversified farms coordinate labor.</p

Lead, Not Manage, Employees – Progressive Dairyman article

Progressive Dairyman and Progressive Dairyman Canada published an article about the work of UWEX on HRM issues in their summer issues of the magazine. Check out the article here.

Tighter labor markets drive up dairy wages

Simon Jette-Nantel, UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability As the overall economy keeps warming up, the U.S. unemployment rate now has reached a 10- to 11-yeary low at 4.3 percent in May 2017. That employment figure does nothing to help dairy farmers with their current labor and financial situation. What is certain is farm labor wages […]

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