Business Management

You’re Hired? How to Employ, Retain Farm Employees

September 2021—

Do you need more help on the farm? Before hiring anyone, accurately describe the help needed and make sure the job posting is clear on expectations. Get familiar with the required paperwork, and study a few tips on employee satisfaction and retention.

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Business Management

One small change can have long-term farm savings

January 2021—

Little things that seem like nothing can add up to a surprising amount of wasted money and time. The concept of “Lean” farming can help you recognize waste so you have more time for practices that add true value.

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Business Management

How to Start the Succession Planning Conversation

November 2020—

What does the future hold for your farm? Through 2020, I have had many young farmers reach out looking for tips to get their parents to talk about the plan to pass along the business. Farm family coach Elaine Froese has 14 tips to get the conversation started.

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