Employee Management

2012 Farm Manager of the Year Award nominations

Submit your nominations now for the 2012 Professional Farm Manager of the Year Award co-sponsored by Syngenta, the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) and AgProfessional magazine. FULL STORY »

Actions shown on WPF video, ‘indefensible’

The verdict is in from the Animal Care Review Panel regarding the actions shown on the undercover video released on Tuesday, which was shot at a Wyoming Premium Farms’ (WPF) sow unit near Wheaton, Wyo. The panel of three animal well-being experts, called the animal mistreatment “unacceptable and indefensible.” FULL STORY »

HSUS releases video shot at Wyoming Premium Farms

Capitalizing on the attention of Safeway announcing its new directive regarding gestation-sow housing, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) released an undercover video on Tuesday that was shot at Wyoming Premium Farms (WPF) in April. Investigations are underway, and the industry responds. FULL STORY »

8 "be-attitudes" of holding people accountable

A frequent refrain of top managers is "we need to do a better job of holding people accountable." Accountability seems to be the mantra for organizational get-well programs these days. One can agree with this in part, and yet there is an aspect of accountability that feels like a cop-out. FULL STORY »

NPPC satisfied with DOL’s change on farm labor rule

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) was among the many agriculture groups that had lobbied against the measure and now applauds the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) for listening to the thousands of comments on its child farm labor rule. FULL STORY »

Webinar: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Understanding the California/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) law (AB 2774) and how to minimize its impact is important to all farmers. AgSafe is providing two important webcasts to bring you the information you need to know. FULL STORY »

NFU: Even one on-farm injury is one too many

National Farmers Union (NFU) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announcement regarding its withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations: FULL STORY »

U.S. high court appears to back Arizona on immigration

Conservative justices who hold a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to endorse Arizona's immigration crackdown on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

AgCareers.com to host HR roundtable, Aug. 7-9

The event, to be held on the campus of Tyson Foods in Springdale, Ark., provides a great educational and networking opportunity. FULL STORY »

Youth farm injuries on the decline

A new USDA report shows injuries to youth on farms has declined significantly – almost cut in half – since 2001. The clear trend should be if interest across the agricultural sector in light of rules the U.S. Department of Labor proposed last year that could have restricted children under 15 years of age from working on farms and ranches. FULL STORY »

Regain command of your day

By making small changes in how you manage your time and workflow, it’s possible to take a little more control of your day.

Paul Burton, author of “Focus Pocus: 24 tricks for regaining command of your day,” believes that everyone can enhance their success by increasing their productivity by just six minutes a day FULL STORY »

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