Family dynamics can play a huge role in what occurs in the family farm business.
Successful farmers know a farm vision provides focus and helps guide daily decisions. Creating the vision to propel a farm forward takes some time and thought, but experts say it’s well worth it.
Employee engagement is critical for new farm CEOs’ leadership, as well as for more established farm CEOs to inject new life into their labour force.
Determining individual strengths and weaknesses and where everybody fits in a farm operation is a challenge that can be made easier with good interpersonal skills.
Human resources are important in a farm operation and producers know it.
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.
How do you coach a problem employee, and when and how do you let them go? Three human resources experts share their best advice.
Farm transition expert Elaine Froese on how to appreciate different working styles and respect how others approach work/life balance.
With 10,000 acres of cropland, Will Farms led by Elaine Bellamy runs on family tradition, careful stewardship and a distinctively modern approach to business management.