Labor Saving from AMS Adoption

Labor Saving from AMS Adoption  by Simon Jette-Nantel, Extension Farm Management Specialist, UW River Fall professor When considering major changes in production technology such as the adoption of automated milking systems (AMS), identifying and quantifying the main costs and benefits is a crucial part of the planning process. Most dairy producers expect some labor savings […]

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UW-Extension invites farms to explore Business Culture

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension and the Dairy Business Association (DBA) invites farm managers and owners to explore how business culture influences success during challenging times, Monday August 12 at Rosy-Lane Holsteins near Watertown. Today’s challenging business environment requires organizations to grow a healthy business culture in order to be successful.  While culture […]

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New article: Managing employee conflict on your farm operation

Author: Jim Versweyveld, Walworth County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator  (published in the Wisconsin State Farmer June 26, 2019) While farm managers across Wisconsin have a lot on their plates this time of year, probably the last thing they care to deal with is two employees who are not getting along. As much as leaders may want […]

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Farm Human Resource Management – Professional Development Conference

UW-Extension Farm Human Resource Management Professional Development Certification for the UW-Extension Farm HRM Becoming the Employer of Choice Curriculum May 2nd & 3rd , 2019 Madison, Wisconsin Program agenda: BTEC Conference detail agenda 5.2.19 Details and Registration: BTEC Conference flyer May 2019 Join UW-Extension for two days packed with practical information and resources on farm […]

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Farm Employment in Wisconsin – World Dairy Expo 2018

How well do agricultural wages meet the costs of living in Wisconsin? What is an acceptable employee turnover rate? These questions and more are explored in this presentation by Simon Jette-Nantel, UW Center for Dairy Profitability & Trisha Wagner, UW-Extension Farm Management Program. Presented at WI Dept. of Agriculture’s 2018 World Dairy Expo Seminar: “Farm […]

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Tighter labor markets drive up dairy wages

Simon Jette-Nantel, UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability As the overall economy keeps warming up, the U.S. unemployment rate now has reached a 10- to 11-yeary low at 4.3 percent in May 2017. That employment figure does nothing to help dairy farmers with their current labor and financial situation. What is certain is farm labor wages […]

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