The Agricultural Human Resource Management workshop curriculum was offered to producers in the I-29 Corridor in SD, MN, and ND. Workshops were conducted with agricultural producers in Flandreau, SD and Jamestown, ND 16 total producers attended. Within the workshop participants utilized Experiential Learning Theory for adult learners, which uses multiple learning methods including lecture, role play, simulation, case study and real life scenarios applied to situations. Topics covered hiring, interviewing, motivation, evaluation, legalities, Hispanic worker culture and retention. Workshops helped reduce employee turnover and thus, improve the productivity and profitability of the operation. An additional short 2.5 hour workshop was held with 20 SDSU Dairy Science students. Materials covered include the basics of employee management focusing more on writing job descriptions, advertising for employees, determination of labor needs, and conducting employee evaluations.
Agricultural Human Resource training modules have been on-line since July 1st, 2014. Training module learning is occurring in the area of understanding the Hispanic culture and their employment. Additionally, positive results in behavioral change is occurring in the area of understanding Standard Operating Procedures and while utilizing the example of milking
protocols to explain this procedure. Presently 128 people have viewed the modules.
Number of Participants: 163
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