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FARM Releases New Materials Related to Workforce Development

September 10, 2018

The FARM Program has created helpful new human resources materials as part of its Workforce Development initiative. The aim of this project is to provide U.S. dairy farm owners and managers with guidance and best management practices around human resources (hiring, training, and supervision), as well as worker health and safety.

The Guide for Managing Employee Housing covers legal considerations and management recommendations to promote safe, clean and comfortable living spaces for dairy farm workers. FARM Program staff have been working on federal and state legal fact sheets that summarize federal laws and regulations on a variety of human resource issues for dairy farms.

This suite of educational materials will help farmer owners who want basic human resources tools and safety practices for employees, thus enabling them to increase worker engagement, reduce employee turnover and manage liabilities from the safety risks of dairy farming.