Farm and Ranch Employer Seminars This Month
Finding, hiring, and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural businesses in Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the labor market is tight.
In December Nebraska Extension will host Leading Farm and Ranch Employees Seminars at O’Neill, Valentine, and North Platte. The programs are designed to help agricultural employers learn techniques and leadership practices to help motivate and empower employees.
Bob Milligan, senior consultant with Dairy Strategies LLC and professor emeritus from Cornell University, will lead the seminars. 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; and
- identifying employee training and development needs.
Locations, dates and registration contacts are:
O’Neill, Dec. 17: Holt County Courthouse Annex; register at (402) 336-2760
Valentine, Dec. 18: Niobrara Lodge; register at (402) 376-1850
North Platte, Dec. 19: West Central Research and Extension Center; register at (308) 532-2683
All programs will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost is $75 per person and includes materials, breaks, and the noon meal. Registration is requested by Dec. 10 to insure pre-meeting preparation material is available to participants.
For further information, contact Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, at 308-235-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.