Completed Project Report


Human Resouce Management for Iowa Livestock Operations

  • Award Amount: $43,914
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2010 Human Resource Risk Grants
  • Project Director: Russ Euken
  • Email: reuken@iastate.edu
  • Organization: Iowa State University Extension

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Project Overview

Managers in Iowa livestock operations have expressed need for training and education in employee management. Iowa State University Extension developed a workshop course that focused on informing and increase=ing managers┬┤ skills in effective communication, motivation, and evaluation.
A three part workshop was offered in four locations. The workshops allowed for producers to work with other producers in a smaller group setting and learn the principles of employee management. The third session allowed producers to ask questions of one of the experts in the field.
Results from a post workshop survey and a six month survey indicate we achieved our objectvies.
In addition as an extension of the original project we completed a survey of Iowa farm operators with employees asking about wages and benefits offered to employees. The results of the survey updated information from a 2005 survey and are published in an ISU Extension publication that is mentioned later in this report.

Number of Participants: 294

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