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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A Look at Human Resource Management on WI Farms

More than 76,400 people make their living each year as employees on Wisconsin farms. Their educational background and other skills and characteristics vary widely. Both employees and farmers want to be informed about how farm labor is recruited, and what their most valuable characteristics are. To assist them, the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UWEX) FARM Team […]

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Becoming the Employer of Choice – Juneau

Becoming the Employer of Choice is geared for current and future dairy farm managers/owners looking to improve their human resource management skills. The program includes hands-on activities to engage managers to  increase management awareness and ability. Interactive sessions aim to build skills in a wide variety of human resource management topics important to farm businesses. Learn from other farmers and managers to take home effective and practical approaches to human resource management on farms.

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What is Culture Webinar

Culture is very hard to pin down, and yet, we talk about it all the time. This video discusses how we talk about culture, the definition, some characteristics of cultures, and finally, how culture affects the way we think about differences.

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WFFVC – WI Dells – January 25, 2016

Here’s the link to the presentation given by Jennifer Blazek at the Annual Conference held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI on January 25, 2016. It was part of the Successful Strategies track. Managing Your Workforce (PDF, 3168KB)

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Becoming the Employer of Choice – Madison

Becoming the Employer of Choice is geared for current and future dairy farm managers/owners looking to improve their human resource management skills. The program includes hands-on activities to engage managers to  increase management awareness and ability. Interactive sessions aim to build skills in a wide variety of human resource management topics important to farm businesses. Learn from other farmers and managers to take home effective and practical approaches to human resource management on farms.

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WFMVGA – Janesville, WI – Nov. 2, 2015

Here’s the link to the presentation given by Jennifer Blazek at the “Fall Field Day” held at Skelly’s Farm Marketing in Janesville, WI on November 2, 2015. Finding and Keeping Good Farm Labor – Management Practices and Labor Laws

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