Trends in the Agriculture World

The ag industry is constantly growing and evolving. New technologies and best practices are continuously being developed. In order to stay on the cutting-edge of your sector, it is vital to stay on top of trends in the agriculture world. The majority of trends at this point are focused on new technology and ways to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Trends That are Shaping Recruiting

Technology is evolving at a faster than ever pace. The good news is that these advancements are being applied to ag recruiting to streamline the process. Let’s take a look at the trends that are shaping recruiting and helping agriculture employers find the perfect candidates much faster than traditional methods. Trends That are Shaping Recruiting… Read more »

How to Manage a Team When You Don’t Understand Their Day-To-Day

As a supervisor, it is understandable that you will not understand the day-to-day of every position you manage. This is okay and completely normal. You will have personally worked in some of these roles before landing your current job, but it is unlikely that you have hands-on experience in all of them. You do not… Read more »

7 Ways to Earn Your Employees’ Trust

Trust is the key to bringing out the best in your employees. However, it is not something that is freely given. You must earn it. Without trust, productivity and morale will suffer. Employees who trust their supervisors are more likely to feel comfortable speaking up, collaborating, and innovating in the workplace. These tips will help… Read more »