Leadership & Development
It’s full steam ahead for the winter conference season. And with a multitude of hot topics up for discussion, selecting which event to attend is a tough decision for producers.
Brooke McNeil and Katie McCallum are pursuing very specific goals: feeding a growing world population and empowering other farmers with research knowledge.
Meetings within an operation can play a critical role in effective communication and long-term success of a farm business.
Change management practices can make or break a new direction for any business.
Family farm. The name says it all. Some, if not all, workers involved in farms across the country are members of the same family.
The agriculture community is increasingly recognizing human resources as a valuable management tool, making interpersonal skills and their evaluation a hot topic.
A business management team can be an advantage, but just a minority of producers builds one.
Three producers from across the country explain what leadership and development training has had the most impact on them and their farms.
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.
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.