Employee Management

Tosh Farms receives honor

Tosh Farms of Henry, Tenn. focuses on continuous improvement for employee relations and animal health. It received the Customer Diversity and Inclusion Award from Zoetis. FULL STORY »

'See it? Stop it!" initiative promotes animal well-being

Reaffirming its strong commitment to animal care and well-being, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) this week joined with the National Pork Board (NPB), the dairy industry and the Center for Food Integrity (CFI) to launch an initiative to encourage the immediate reporting of animal abuse, neglect, mishandling or harm. FULL STORY »

Hiring top-notch farm labor means digging deep

Recruiting, hiring and keeping the best farm workers require careful planning and knowing how to select the best people for the job. FULL STORY »

Coalition to address ag labor needs

As a unified voice of agriculture, the goal of the Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) is to seek legislation that ensures America’s farms, ranches and other agricultural operations have access to a stable and skilled workforce. FULL STORY »

Flu activity increases nationwide

Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States which is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI). And, even though the flu season is now in full force, the National Pork Board (NPB) still recommends producers, farm personnel and others who have contact with pigs get the seasonal flu vaccination. FULL STORY »

Immigration reform could take backseat to gun control, spending

Political gridlock and focus on new gun control laws, taxes and budget may force Congressional leaders to delay immigration reform once more. FULL STORY »

Naming an ‘Employee of the Month?’ Don’t bother, says ag expert

The pervasive “Employee of the Month” incentive is a poor strategy for motivating employee productivity, says Gregorio Billikopf, a labor management farm adviser for the University of California. FULL STORY »

Fiscal battles could sideline U.S. immigration reform

President Barack Obama's re-election this month gave supporters of comprehensive immigration reform an immediate dose of optimism. But as advocates mobilize for what is likely to be a two-year drive to get an immigration law enacted, their optimism may be tested by a dose of reality. FULL STORY »

‘Finding Common Ground’ on animal and worker welfare, Jan. 17

Tough issues like improving farm animal and worker health and welfare require a broad perspective, an inquisitive mind, and a commitment to collaboration. On Jan. 17, the University of Minnesota and other sponsors will present a day-long “Finding Common Ground” event to discuss these issues and more. FULL STORY »

Calling women in ag to participate in survey

HighQuest Partners is looking to better understand the role of women in agribusiness with its upcoming study, "The Changing Demographics and Experience of Women in Agribusiness." They're looking for survey participants. FULL STORY »

Get new employees off to a good start

Farm employers spend a good deal of time carefully recruiting candidates, interviewing, checking references, evaluating and selecting a new employee. However, the time and expense can be wasted if an effort isn’t made to get that new employee off to a good start. FULL STORY »

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