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Farm Culture

"Employees in every organization, and at every level, need to know that at the heart of what they do is something grand and inspirational." - Patrick Lencioni. In this podcast, Nathan Hulinsky will share how farms can use their values and vision to shape a farm culture that inspires and motivates employees while valuing the differences in personal culture.

Employee Handbooks

As your farm grows from a sole proprietorship to having many employees. It's time to start thinking about writing down your farm's policies and procedures. This is where an employee handbook comes in. In this podcast, Nathan Hulinsky will share why employee handbooks are important, how they can help legally protect you, and will provide some guidance on how to begin writing an employee handbook for your farm.

From Recruiting to Onboarding

A lot happens between when you start recruiting applicants for a position and onboarding your farm's new hire. In this episode, Nathan Hulinsky will take you through practical tips for recruiting a number of qualified applicants, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.

We’re Hiring: Advertising Your Farm’s Position

The days of only placing a 'Help Wanted' Ad in the newspaper to find qualified recruits are behind us. In this episode, Nathan Hulinsky will share strategies and resources for effectively advertising your farm's position.

Quality Employee Feedback

Providing employees with concise feedback can be the difference between being 'that farm' that every farmhand in the county wants to work at and employees being unsatisfied with their work. Quality feedback increases the sense of recognition that employees have and is a primary factor of job satisfaction. In this podcast, we will teach how to effectively use positive, redirective, and negative feedback.

Two Questions Every Farm Employee Has

Every farm employee needs two questions answered: what performance is expected of me and am I meeting expectations? In this episode, Nathan Hulinsky will share how we farms can implement different types of measurements to answer these employee questions.

Leadership on the Farm

Great farms and businesses, required both management and leadership. What kind of leader do you want to be? We'll discuss the six types of leadership (coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting, and coaching) and how they can be used on the farm.

Finding Your Communication Style

Learn about the four different communication styles (Action, Process, People, Idea) and identify the impact your personal style has on your relationships with farm employees.

Effective Communication on the Farm

Why does communication matter? We spend more than 70% of the time we are awake engaged in some form of communication. Learn how to build mutual trust and improve relationships with effective communication.

The Art of Active Listening

Active listening requires the listener to focus on both the speaker's message and underlying feelings. Extension Educator Nathan Hulinsky details how to improve your active listening skills to strengthen relationships with farm employees.

CFAP 2.0

With the announcement of second-round Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), Megan Roberts discusses what Minnesota farmers should know for the Monday, September 21 sign-up opening. Megan Roberts is an experienced Extension Educator who has been closely following agriculture legislative policies and their impact on Minnesota farmers.

CFAP 2

With the announcement of second-round Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2), Megan Roberts discusses what Minnesota farmers should know for the Monday, September 21 sign-up opening. Megan Roberts is an experienced Extension Educator who has been closely following agriculture legislative policies and their impact on Minnesota farmers.

Impactful Farm Financial Changes

Host Amber Roberts interviews agriculture industry experts and farmers on the lastest farm finance issues. Empowering farmers to dig into thier farm's finances resulting in small, actionable steps that lead to real financial changes for your farm's operation.

Farm Direct Minnesota

Sazzy Calhoun, the founder of Farm Direct Minnesota, shares her story of creating a direct marketing network that has connected more than 450 farmers with nearly 50,000 Minnesota consumers. She shares tips for direct marketing and the success stories of farmers who have joined Farm Direct Minnesota's free Facebook page and an online farm directory.

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