Each farm manager has different reasons to pay more attention to human resources. Some do it out of necessity because the farm grew, and they needed to remain efficient. Some do it to focus on people, wanting to work with happy people, making everything else easier.
In the August 2018 Hoard’s Dairyman article What’s the value of being a good boss, UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist Simon Jette-Nantel, and extension educators Jennifer Blazek and Trisha Wagner discuss the monetary and nonmonetary benefits of being a good boss.
For more information regarding farm human resources, please visit UW-Extension Human Resource Management in Agriculture.