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 […]

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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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