Agriculture HR resources now available on new MSU FIRM Team website

The Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM) team at Michigan State University has launched its new webpage including a Labor and Human Resource Management section.

As part of a concerted effort to provide Michigan farmers with tools, educational information, and announcements of upcoming events related to farm business management, the Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM) team has recently unveiled a new website.

One of the many resources on the new website is a page dedicated to labor and human resource management. The website was also highlighted at the recent 2013 Annual West Michigan Ag Labor meeting in Allendale, Mich. on March 6, 2013.

On the labor and human resource management page, growers will discover helpful MSU publications, fact sheets and links to forms and reports that are necessary for farm labor management. A special section on youth labor rules is also included, as well as a section on migrant services.

Farmers looking to improve their employee management skills can also listen to several podcast by Stan Moore and Phil Durst, MSU Extension educators. These podcasts are part of a larger series of podcast that producers can find through iTunes by searching for Dairy Moosings podcast.

Finally, farmers will find helpful links to other university resources through the Labor and Human Resource Management topic area.

Coming soon to the site will be an employee handbook template. Dairy specific human resource management materials can be found on the MSU Extension Dairy Team website.

For more information on agricultural human resource educational materials please contact Stan Moore, MSU Extension educator.

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