Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Eastern NY
March 2 - March 3, 2020
CCE Dutchess County
2715 Route 44
Millbrook, NY 12545
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
email Elizabeth Higgins
To Register: Click on the registration link to go to the Cornell Ag Workforce Registration Page Registration Link. Make sure that you select the March 2-3 workshop in Dutchess County (unless you prefer to take the class in Western NY later that month).
Supervising Farm Employees: The Farm Labor Management Master Class in Eastern NY 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 Western NY on March 16-17 if you can't make the 2nd and 3rd. Contact Elizabeth Higgins (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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