By Michael Cruse
Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties
Women in Agriculture Network (WAGN) is excited to announce its April seminar: “Becoming a Preferred Employer.”
The event will take place April 4, 2017 at the Heintz Center in Rochester, Minn., (1926 Collegeview Rd E, Rochester, MN 55904). Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is $20, which covers the cost of lunch. Payment can be made the day of the event.
Betty Berning, Extension Educator shares, “Finding and keeping employees is a challenge for agricultural employers. We hear about this issue often. Farmers are also concerned about employee safety and managing employee risk on their operation. This program will cover all of these topics. Participants will leave with ideas on how to attract and retain employees. We’ll also spend some time on talking about how an employee handbook can help retain employees, increase employee safety, and manage a farm’s risks.”
The Women in Ag Network offers more information about the program, including registration details at: http://z.umn.edu/AprWAGN.
To learn more about Women in Ag Network, please visit: http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/business/women-in-ag/.