Filling your farm team’s gaps in soft skills like communication, teamwork, etiquette and attitude can be more of a challenge than addressing wanting areas of traditional farm work.
The agriculture community is increasingly recognizing human resources as a valuable management tool, making interpersonal skills and their evaluation a hot topic.
The business card says, “farm CEO,” which means the farmer oversees everything. But when it comes down to job duties, CEO is defined in two ways: vision and leadership.
Hometown-proud Julie Milne of Campbellford, Ont., knows what she wants to do after graduation: help people understand the facts and science behind modern agriculture.