Completed Project Report


Reducing Turnover Risk Through Development of Employers and Employees

  • Award Amount: $49,991
  • Regional Center: North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2018 Education Projects
  • Project Director: Stanley Moore
  • Email: moorest@anr.msu.edu
  • Organization: Michigan State University

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Project Overview

This project provided valuable skills training to workers interested in working on Michigan dairy farms. Twenty-three individuals received training in Puerto Rico and showed an increase in their knowledge, from a pre-course quiz score of 2.6 to a post-course score of 8.2. Employer education was also offered to improve employee management skills. Five distinct programs were offered to Michigan dairy employers, centered on employee management. Three of these programs included multiple sessions and were hosted by dairy farmers. In total 104 participants attended these programs to improve their employee management skills. Curriculum developed from both the Puerto Rico dairy worker training and the employee management programs was used as the foundation for our Farm Employee University on-line training course. The training course and resources are made available in English, and a Spanish version will be developed soon. Progressive training modules will move individuals from basic to advanced knowledge. Building on our pilot program, Farm Employee University provides a training framework accessible to all dairy employers and employees, in Michigan but also across the United States of America. Producers reviewing the on-line curriculum have attested to its quality and usefulness as a component to their farm level training. 

Number of Participants: 224

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