What Smart Farming is Doing to the Agricultural Industry

The world’s population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, which means global agricultural production must increase by nearly 70% to meet that demand. The agriculture industry is turning to smart farming to achieve necessary targets, leaning on the Internet of Things for functions like data collection, analytics and expanded production.  High Tech Farming Trends  Technology in farming is nothing new. For years,… Read more »

Top Agriculture Trends for 2021

The agriculture industry influences almost every sector of our national and global economies. Because agriculture is the backbone of our country, it’s important to understand what’s going on in the industry and what trends are coming down the pike.   A Push to Attract Younger Farmers  Young people are not entering farming in the same numbers… Read more »

Morris Bixby Group Welcome Rodger Younker

Morris Bixby Group, a leading agribusiness search firm providing the highest quality professional recruiting and career advancement services since 2000, is pleased to announce Rodger Younker has joined the firm as Director of Business Development Turf, Ornamental and Specialty/Pest Control, Morris Bixby Group. Younker has served in a wide range of roles in his 33-year career in… Read more »

Should I Ask My Candidate For References?

Bad hires are costly for your organization in terms of money, time, resources and decreased team morale. One of the best ways to hedge against a bad hire comes in the form of a step that is often glossed over: reference checks. Many companies consider employment verification a reference check, but it’s important to collect strong… Read more »

How Has COVID Changed the Agricultural Industry? 

Throughout the COVID-10 pandemic, much attention has been placed on industries like hospitality, recreation and airlines, but what about the agriculture industry? How has COVID changed our industry for the foreseeable future?  Uncertainty Rules The Day   Consumers have obviously still needed to eat throughout the pandemic, but there has been significant instability in the market since March of 2020. For… Read more »

Why Now is the Best Time to Survey Employees 

Anonymous employee surveys are an efficient way to get your finger on the pulse of company morale and employee feelings about their jobs. This type of feedback is essential for identifying strengths and weaknesses in management and building a strong company culture. Surveys can be conducted at any time, but they should be conducted in… Read more »

Why is Team Building Important for the Agriculture Sector?

Teamwork is extremely important in the agriculture sector, especially in sales and marketing. These critical employees have a direct impact on revenue, so it is important that teams work well together, get along, respect one another and resolve conflict constructively. Great teams don’t come together by magic, it takes work, which is why team building… Read more »

A Note From Morris Bixby Group

The COVID-19 virus is dominating the news cycle, and it is dominating everyone’s personal and professional conversations. Morris Bixby Group is no different; we are actively implementing our response to this situation while operating in an environment of considerable uncertainty. We draw on 20 years of experience in helping our clients navigate through their most… Read more »

How Does Gen Z Differ From Millennials?

Congratulations – you finally got into the swing of attracting, managing and retaining and Millennial talent! But you can’t rest on your laurels because Generation Z – people born starting in 1995 – are now entering the job market. While there are some similarities between Millennials and Gen Z, there are also some important differences… Read more »

What Can You Do to Stop Burnout From Affecting Your Team

If you think burnout only impacts senior leaders or people in fields like medicine, think again. It is estimated that nearly $200 billion per year is spent treating the physical and mental health impact of employee burnout at all levels. Burnout also impacts turnover. According to a 2017 study, anywhere from 20 to 50 percent… Read more »