Employee Management

KARL receives support of Kansas Farm Groups

The Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL) program, an educational non-profit organization, has received $24,000 from the state’s farm groups in the past year. KARL provides a two-year program offering intensive study, training and travel for future leaders in agriculture and rural communities. FULL STORY »

Ag Warriors program will launch at World Ag Expo

On Feb. 15, 2012, at World Ag Expo, the Ag Warriors Gala will introduce a new program to benefit returning veterans by placing them in long-term professions in the agriculture industry. FULL STORY »

Exploring pork industry salaries and benefits

To better understand the employment and employee climate in the U.S. pork industry, the National Pork Board will survey producers to evaluate current salaries and benefits. FULL STORY »

Smithfield reaches out to engage customers

Smithfield Foods is committed to producing good food responsibly, company officials say. But what does that really mean? To advance that message and build communication, Smithfield is launching a new website. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Ensure that it doesn’t happen at all

It’s no secret that agriculture is one of the nation’s most dangerous occupations. It regularly ranks in the top three, often at No. 1. Yet everyday farm folks scramble aboard tractors, hop over machinery, enter a pen with a boar or a bull without a second thought., FULL STORY »

Ensure swine workers get flu vaccinations

It’s flu season, and that means it’s time for influenza vaccinations. That recommendation is not just for the general public, it is also important for farm personnel and others who have contact with pigs in order to help protect human and pig health. FULL STORY »

Latinos in agriculture leaders forum, Oct. 27-28

The event will address how to increase the educational pipeline and the opportunities in improving Latino representation in agriculture to address present and future talent needs. FULL STORY »

NPB urges producers, workers to get flu vaccination

The National Pork Board’s pork checkoff is advising producers, farm personnel and others who have contact with pigs to get the seasonal flu vaccination as soon as possible to help protect human and pig health. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Immigration reform remains an elusive goal

In November 2009, U.S. Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Center for American Progress that immigration reform would be a priority of the Obama Administration in 2010. Nearly two years later, we are still waiting for meaningful reform. FULL STORY »

Creating a great workplace and workforce

“Swine Farms: A Great Place To Work” is the theme of this year’s Workforce Development Seminar set for Oct. 18, at the Country Inn & Suites, Mankato. The Minnesota Pork Board sponsored seminar runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. FULL STORY »

Iowa State hosts Pork 101, Sept. 20-22

Interested parties can learn the pork production process from live hogs to the dinner plate by participating in PORK 101, scheduled for Sept. 20-22 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. FULL STORY »

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