Get an update on Ohio’s racing horse industry from the Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association and a preview of the fourth and final webinar focusing on farm labor.Read More
Farm Labor Resources
Finding and retaining skilled farm workers is a challenge. Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide have created a new collection of labor resources to help farmers understand the long-term implications of the labor shortage and provide solutions that will help position your farm business to better attract, hire and retain farm employees. These new labor resources are part of a larger initiative member benefits project called the Ag Intelligence Service, a joint initiative with the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Nationwide. AIS identifies trends, the opportunities or implications of the trend, and outlines how farmers can best position their farm for the future.
Labor Intelligence Report – Farm Employees. Where are they? Strategies and Solutions for Your Farm.
Finding and retaining farm employees will remain one of farmers’ greatest challenges as the need for skilled farm labor grows while the competition for available farm workers intensifies and wages spiral upward. This report outlines the challenges, implications and explores ways farmers are considering alternative staffing solutions and strategies to find, recruit and retain farm employees.
A Guide to Finding, Hiring and Retaining Farm Employees
Finding quality employees is challenging and unless you adapt to the new workforce patterns, attracting, hiring and retaining workers will become more difficult. This step-by-step guide is designed to help position a farm business as an employer of choice among sought after individuals in this tough farm labor market. It will help you attract and retain quality farm workers, and reduce the chance of a valuable employee leaving, causing a business disruption. Each section will provide you with valuable information and templates to help you attract and retain employees. The guide is a Farm Bureau member only benefit.
Farm Labor Lunch & Learn Webinar Series
Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is hosting a series of 30-minute, lunch-and-learn webinars feature Ohio Farm Bureau members and industry subject matter experts that will provide you with tips and tools on employee retention, recruitment, the H-2A system, organizational culture, and labor-saving technology ideas. Join us from the field, the truck, or wherever you are; all webinars begin at 12 p.m. The webinars are free and open to anyone.
Retaining employees remains one of farmers’ greatest challenges as the competition for available farm workers intensifies and what they need in order to stay on the payroll changes. That will be the topic of discussion during an upcoming webinar.Read More
Learn more about new farm labor resources from Ohio Farm Bureau and Nationwide and get details about an upcoming webinar series to help you find creative ways to recruit farm employees.Read More
How employees are treated, and also the opportunity to have year-round employment through the farm and related businesses, are key to the Ruffs’ success in attracting and retaining skilled farm talent.Read More
Employee ag education enables the cooperative to provide the best service and solutions for their member-owners, which is key to their continued success.Read More
Maintaining a knowledgeable and robust workforce is key to sustainability and any potential growth for Brown’s Family Farm Market in the future.Read More