Whole Farm -- Human Resources

Employee Labor & Management
Information Files
Survey of Wages and Benefits of Farm Employees -- C1-60 pdf file   teaching activity  
Survey of Bonus Plans for Farm Employees -- C1-61 pdf file   teaching activity  
Farm Employee Management: Get the Right Start in Hiring Employees -- C1-70 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: The Job Interview, and What Questions Can I Ask? -- C1-71 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Do We Need an Employee Handbook? -- C1-72
pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Assembly of Farm Job Descriptions -- C1-73 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Put Job Descriptions to Work on Your Farm -- C1-74 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Evaluation and Selection of Job Candidates -- C1-75 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Getting the New Employee Off to a Good Start on Day One -- C1-76
pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Employment Eligibility Verification - The Basics of Form I-9 Compliance -- C1-77 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: New Employee Orientation -- C1-78 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Farm Safety and Hiring Youth on the Farm -- C1-79 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Applicant Background Checks -- C1-80 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Terminating Employees in Iowa -- C1-81 pdf file      
Farm Employee Management: Health, Stress, and Well-Being -- C1-82 pdf file      
Risk Management Practices: Avoid Employment Pitfalls on the Dairy Farm -- C1-83 pdf file     voiced media
Five Steps to Formulate Workforce Contingency Plans in the COVID-19 Setting -- C1-84 pdf file      
Essential Worker Status Documentation: An Option to Facilitate Travel in the COVID-19 Environment -- C1-85 pdf file      
Wage and Incentive Agreement -- C4-42 pdf file      
Checklist for Iowa Agricultural Employers -- C6-58 pdf file     voiced media
Newsletter Articles
Protecting human resources should be part of farm risk management -- August 2016        
Farm employee management: protecting farm workers during the hot days of summer -- August 2015        
Farm employee management: new employee orientation -- November 2013        
Farm employee management: employment eligibility verification – the basics of form I-9 compliance -- February 2013        
Farm employee management: getting the new employee off to a good start on day one -- November 2012        
Farm employee management: evaluation and selection of job candidates -- September 2012        
Farm employee management: assembly of farm job descriptions -- June 2012        
Farm employee management: do we need an employee handbook? -- May 2012        
New survey on farm employee compensation -- March 2012        


Human Relationships
Information Files
Techniques for Dealing with Difficult People -- C6-50 pdf file      
Managing Farm Business and Family Stress -- C6-51 pdf file      
Care of the Family During Adverse Times on the Farm -- C6-53 pdf file      
Using Group Conflict to Improve Your Project -- C6-55 pdf file      
Good Communications Can Help Solve Problems -- C6-56 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Good grief - we just lost... -- October 2019        
Farm youth stress & challenges -- September 2019        
National farm safety and health week -- September 2019        
Helping farm men under crisis -- August 2019        
Taking care of YOU in turbulent times - from one "dairy girl" to the next -- June 2019        
Keys when "married" to farm stress -- May 2019        
A "PRIMER" on farm stress resiliency -- April 2019        
Market reality, stress and grief -- March 2019        
Iowa Concern Hotline provides resources for Iowa farmers -- October 2018        
National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 16–22, 2018 -- September 2018        
Dairy farm stress webinar series now archived -- August 2018        
Help farmers cope with stress -- November 2014        


Skill Development
Information Files
Assessing Entrepreneurial Skills -- C6-60 pdf file      
Assessing Strategic Management Skills -- C6-61 pdf file      
Assessing Personnel Management Skills -- C6-62 pdf file      
Assessing Inter-Personal Skills -- C6-63 pdf file      
Assessing Organizational and Planning Skills -- C6-64 pdf file      
Assessing Financial and Risk Management Skills -- C6-65 pdf file      
What is your Managerial Attitude? -- C6-66 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Suicide prevention program available virtually to agribusiness community -- April 2020        
Risk management in 2012: What does it really mean? -- April 2012        


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