Labor Ready Resources
A great leader possess a deep understanding of technical knowledge, great communication skills, and most importantly, people skills.
Leading and managing people is a skill that takes practice. The Labor Ready resources listed below are a collection of materials to support agricultural managers and employees looking to cultivate efficient work teams with outstanding leadership.
Articles and Updates
Videos and Webinars
Good to Great: The 20 Minute Manager
Wages, salaries, and contract labor expenses represent more than 40 percent of the cost of production in labor intensive crops like fruits, vegetables, and nursery products. Cornell Cooperative Extension has a webinar series, "The 20 Minute Manager," which covers training, retaining, and working with employees within a farm business.
The Labor Ready Farmer Video Playlist (En español with English subtitles)
A series of four Labor Ready Farmer videos are now available to share the advice of individuals who have climbed the ladder from laborer to management or owner.