How to Recognize and Reward Top Performers

All employees are not created equal. Some team members perform subpar, others are average, and then you have those that stand out! These are your stars. They go over and beyond on every task, and it shows. They deserve to be recognized and rewarded. Let’s take a look at unique ways to reward outstanding employees… Read more »

How to Find Leadership Potential in Your Employees

Employees with the most leadership potential are not going to shout it from the rooftop. It may take a little bit of digging to figure out which of your top-performers have leadership potential. However, if you can spot those who have this unique skill set, your ag company will reap the benefits, and you will… Read more »

Streamlining for Success: 4 Simple Tips to Make Your Business Operations Smoother

Efficiency increases productivity, which in turn drives up the bottom line. The key to operating agricultural businesses at maximum efficiency is streamlining processes. This is your guide to 4 simple tips to make your business operations smoother. 1.     Set and Measure Goals It is impossible to know where your company is or which direction it… Read more »

Are Fewer Employees Entering into Agriculture?

Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. In fact, in 2020, more than $175 billion of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) came from the agriculture, fishing, and forestry industries. These sectors are responsible for employing more than 2.3 million people. The average age of the agriculture employee is 60. Therefore, it will not be long… Read more »

Companies are Updating Their Employee Benefits: Is Your Business Keeping Up?

These days, job seekers are looking at more than just the salary when considering agricultural positions. The benefits offered are just as important. Benefits strategies are constantly evolving in response to workplace changes (e.g., working from home or flexible work schedules). Is your ag company keeping up? Here is what you need to know about… Read more »

Are Your Employees Following OSHA Regulations?

The safety of your employees is undoubtedly a top priority. The ag industry carries with it more dangers than many other sectors. As a result, extra precautions must be taken to ensure all employees are following OSHA regulations. Follow these tips to make sure that your safety program is effective and being observed as instructed.… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Contingency Staffing for Agriculture

Contingent workers are an often underutilized workforce that offers incredible flexibility to small agriculture businesses. Does it fit with yours? This is your guide to everything you need to know about contingency staffing for agriculture. What are Contingent Workers? Contingent workers can be freelancers, contractors, independent consultants, etc. They are not direct employees of your… Read more »

How to Keep Your Employees Focused During the Summer Months

Summer is known for pool time, cookouts, and beach vacations! This fun time of year can understandably make it difficult for employees to stay focused on their jobs, and productivity has a tendency to tank. What can you do to keep your employees focused and motivated during this time of year? Use these tips to… Read more »

Soft Skills Needed as an Agriculture Executive

There’s no question that hard skills are crucial because they show employees have expertise in agriculture. However, it takes more than hard skills to be successful as an ag executive. It is the soft skills that set great candidates apart from good ones. The main reason is that unlike hard skills, soft skills are not… Read more »

How to Fix a Broken Interview Process

For agriculture companies, the interview process is crucial in hiring because it is the stage where you get to know your candidates face-to-face (or over the phone or video chat). It is the final step before you take the leap and hire the applicant who seems to be the best fit for the open position.… Read more »