June 12 2019
Summer break is here and so are the kids! Holy moly! I love those little humans, but wow, they have some serious energy
April 12 2019
It’s safe to say that “Master of the Cognates” is the greatest name given to a heavy metal band
April 5 2019
Having eyes on your parlor all the time doesn’t sound like a bad thing
April 1 2019
Attracting quality candidates for a job is a top complaint among those looking to hire employees
March 11 2019
While dairy farmers have been trudging through years of low prices with little relief in sight, other facets of agriculture, such as specialty vegetable and fruit crops, can also relate
March 10 2019
Of all the challenges we face with managing employees, one of the largest has to be the simple fact that a large portion of them have a limited ability to speak English
Dec. 11 2018
Somewhere along the way, someone asked me my thoughts on how authority should flow within a dairy. Upon reflection, I developed “The Purple Truck Theory.”
Dec. 4 2018
My good friend, Barb, recently lost her job. The company she worked for reorganized her department and her position was eliminated
Dec. 3 2018
During last weekend’s holiday, I spent time with my out-of-state cousins. Because of our chatting, I did not make my regular Sunday mass time
Dec. 3 2018
If the decade of reliance on immigrant employment in agriculture is not completely eclipsed, then it is certainly waning
Nov. 15 2018
From early on we’re often taught to live by the Golden Rule, “Do unto others, as you would have them do onto you.” It simply means that we should treat people the same way that we would...
Oct. 31 2018
I had a unique experience the other day. It is interesting how it all started but even more so how it ended
June 25 2018
Employee turnover rates over the last 12 months ranged from 11 percent to 44 percent for the majority of the 200 dairy farms included in the UW Cooperative Extension and UW Center for Dairy Profitability...
June 18 2018
The world is filled with an almost endless variety of jobs. Not the tasks, but the professions people go into
June 1 2018
My family’s dairy has had great luck and bad luck with employee turnover. We have had people work for us who I have known since I was in elementary school
May 29 2018
How many times have we heard this question in our various roles on the farm? Probably countless, and we all know it’s never for just a minute!
May 22 2018
Across the nation, students are graduating from high school and college
April 27 2018
Writing a résumé was one of the most challenging projects I worked on during my college and high school career
April 10 2018
Employee turnover is top of mind for many farmers as labor continues to be a hot topic in the dairy industry
March 26 2018
With the rising cost of labor and the declining number of people willing to work on dairies, Viterbo University’s Tom Thibodeau suggested farmers need to embrace a culture of caring on the farm