Leading Farm and Ranch Employees Seminar to be held in Scottsbluff
Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees is a major challenge for agricultural producers in western Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.
A seminar designed to help agricultural employers learn techniques and leadership practices to help motivate and empower employees will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff. Bob Milligan, senior consultant with Dairy Strategies LLC and professor emeritus from Cornell University, will lead the seminar.
Topics will include:
• Identifying the future direction of the operation and its workforce needs
• Developing position descriptions, performance expectations and accountability
• Learning effective recruitment, interviewing and hiring procedures
• Identifying employee training and development needs
Cost is $50 per person and includes materials, breaks and the noon meal. Registration is requested by Jan. 23 to insure pre-meeting preparation material is available to participants.
To register for the seminar or for more information, please contact Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator at (308) 235-3122 or email@example.com.
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