Effective Management of Farm Employees
Date: January 27, 2015 - January 28, 2015
Location: One Wenonah Park Place Bay City, Michigan 48708
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 989-387-5346
This event is designed for farm owners and managers who manage employees.
Employees enable farm owners to do much more than they could ever achieve on their own, and to add skills and perspectives that owners don’t possess. The bottom line is that employees make you better.
At this informative meeting, you will have the opportunity to listen and interact with professionals on how to effectively manage your farm employees. Sessions will be focused around 4 key areas:
- Attracting good applicants in today’s job environment
- Building teamwork on the farm
- Capitalizing on your employees’ desire to learn
- Achieving high quality performance
The program will be held on January 27-28, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel in Bay City, Mich. and on January 29-30, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The cost of the program is $160 for the first person from a farm and $140 for each subsequent person from the same farm. Registration includes all meals, refreshments, materials and sessions. Overnight lodging is not included.
DAY 1 - EVENING SESSION 5:30-8:30PM
5:30-6:30 PM DINNER
SESSION 1 - FEATURED TOPICS
Being a competitive employer is more than money
Know what you are looking for
What do potential employees want to join?
How to hire; what process works well?
On-boarding new employees
DAY 2 - 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
7:30-8:30 AM BREAKFAST
SESSION 2 - FEATURED TOPICS
Creating a team, not just a collection of employees
Providing opportunities for communication
Handling employee-to-employee problems
10:30-11:00 AM BREAK
SESSION 3 - FEATURED TOPICS
Valuing their heads
Encouraging their ideas
Training that is “why” focused
12:30-1:15 PM LUNCH
SESSION 4 - FEATURED TOPICS
Understanding performance measures
Feedback on performance
Compensating for performance
Managing for successful employees
Lori Culler, Founder & CEO of AgProVise Consulting, LLC
Phil Durst, Senior MSU Extension Educator
Stan Moore, Senior MSU Extension Educator
Corey Risch, MSU Asst. Professor, Dept. of Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics
Felix Soriano, CEO of APN Dairy Consulting, LLC
Matt Wood, Vita Plus Dairy Specialist
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, Michigan 48708
Call: 989-891-6000 or 800-222-TREE for Reservations
Discounted rates are available until January 19, 2015
Room rate: $83 per night (plus 11 percent tax) refer to group name “MSU Extension”