Reaching Across the Culture Border

Eighty percent of the agricultural workforce speaks Spanish and language isn’t the only barrier in the U.S. Learning about a culture different than your own may feel uncomfortable but it is also necessary these days and can actually be lots of fun! Through personal stories of struggles and triumphs, join Katie Dotterer of KDP AgEducation to learn about cultural awareness and how it can help improve relationships with others.

Challenges and Opportunities for Human Resource Management on Dairy Farms

As dairy farms continue to increase in size and hire more employees, dairy farmers increasingly have the responsibilities of a human resource manager in addition to caring for their animals. Katelyn Mills, a Postdoctoral fellow with the University of British Columbia’s Animal Welfare Program will discuss standard operating procedures (SOP) and how these documents can be used to improve employee accountability and track procedures on dairy farms.