Motivated and engaged employees are key to the success of a business. University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is hosting webinars that will focus on implementing strategies that encourage employees to understand how their job relates to the overall success and importance of the business.
Farm Management Fridays webinars are a part of Extension’s Farm Ready Research winter programming for farmers and ag professionals to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
February topics and presenters include:
Feb. 4, 2022: Building Effective Training Programs that Engage Your Team. Understanding what motivates adult learners to learn can help build training efforts that have a lasting impact. Extension Specialists Jim Versweyveld, John Shutske and Jennifer Van Os will discuss training tips and techniques that show employees the direct connection between the information being shared and their personal success on the job. We provide tips to make training interactive, show your employees the value and relevance, and get them excited about training.
Feb. 18, 2022: Employee Trust and Engagement through a Culture of Safety. Your employees may be viewing safety on the farm as an afterthought or even as an obstacle to getting work done. By creating a culture of safety, change happens through care and compassion versus reprimands and consequences. Farm managers lead by example and workers view safety as a priority. Extension Specialists Jim Versweyveld and John Shutske will discuss how to help your workers feel comfortable advocating for safety, recognize good and bad safety practices, and challenge each other to work safely every day.
Learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to forage and farm management. Farm Ready Research webinars continue until May 2022.