Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY - CANCELLED
March 16 - March 17, 2020
CANCELLED - this class will be available online at a later date, check back for updates, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
CCE Orleans County
12690 State Route 31
Albion, NY 14411
HostLake Ontario Fruit Program
email Mark Wiltberger
CANCELLED - this class will be available online at a later date, check back for updates
To Register: Click on the registration link to go to the Cornell Ag Workforce Registration Page ( https://hort.cals.cornell.edu/news-events/horticulture-events/supervising-farm-employees/ ). Make sure that you select the March 16-17 workshop in Orleans County (unless you prefer to take the class in Eastern NY earlier that month on March 2-3).
Supervising Farm Employees: The Farm Labor Management Master Class is a hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees. Participants will learn concepts in leadership and immediately apply them through hands-on practice and interaction. Experienced and new supervisors will benefit from the workshop, as will those who are not yet supervisors but expect to have that responsibility soon. Specific topics will include:
- Transitioning from high performer to supervisor
- Management styles
- Human motivation
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Managing performance
The class will be led by Richard Stup, Ph.D., the Ag Workforce Development Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension. Other speakers include Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Specialist, Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and Mark Wiltberger, Ag Business Specialist, Lake Ontario Fruit Team. The same program will be held in Eastern NY on March 2-3 if you can't make the 16th and 17th. Contact Mark Wiltberger (email@example.com) for more information.
Lunch and all program materials are included in the registration fee of $60. There is a discounted fee of $50 for additional participants from the same farm.
This work is supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant no. 2017-70017-26837, from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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