Tips on Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees on your Dairy Farm

Alycia Drwencke, Dairy Management Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

February 14, 2020
Tips on Recruiting and Retaining Quality Employees on your Dairy Farm

Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News spoke with Libby Eiholzer of the Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops program to discuss human resource management, which can be key to obtaining and retaining quality employees on the farm. You can find their conversation in this video. Libby is the Bilingual Dairy Specialist in the Northwest. She spent two years in Guatemala as part of the Peace Corps following her graduation from Cornell University. Her feature article in DairyBusiness can be found here.  Be sure to check out her very useful self-assessment tool, online at:

https://nydairyadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_683.pdf




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