This project developed and delivered regional, in-person farm
labor management workshops to help producers reduce human and legal risks by
improving their human resource management skills and compliance. Participants
gained information and tools necessary to sustain their farms’ viability by improvement
in recruitment, hiring and management of employees.
Through multiple needs assessments, Missouri producers indicated
that finding and keeping good employees is their top business challenge. In
recent years, Missouri farmers have scaled their operations and added employees
without formalizing their farms’ human resource functions. The project helped
farms compete in today’s tight labor market to understand the complex labor
This project reached 52 participants at workshops in four Missouri
regions. Workshop topics included workforce trends, effective supervision and
communication, recruitment, training, state and federal regulatory compliance
and recordkeeping. Participants received the Missouri Farm Labor Guide, which
included resources, templates and checklists on farm labor management. Attendees
left the workshop better equipped with labor management knowledge and action
items to implement new policies and procedures on their farms. Additional
outreach of the projects educational curriculum occurred by other meetings and
webinars to reach an additional 178 producers after the workshops.
Number of Participants: 245
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REPORTS & EVALUATIONS
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