A new personnel resource, Labor Management in Agriculture: Cultivating Personnel Productivity, is now available from the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. In it author Gregory Encina Billikopf, University of California Extension labor management farm advisor, takes a look at motivation and other factors that affect job performance.

Among the topics addressed are fine tuning incentive pay, performance evaluations, interpersonal conflicts, employee discipline and more. The book is available in English and Spanish. It costs $12.50 per copy. You may order it through the University of California Extension office in Stanislaus County. Call Elizabeth Resendez at (209) 525-6800 or e-mail her at eresendez@ucdavis.edu. You can preview the publication at www.cnr.berkeley.edu/ucce50/ag-labor. Once there, click on “book.”