Better Decisions: Five steps to a sound human resource plan

Take the trouble to do a needs assessment, proper job descriptions, and an employee handbook. Only then is it time to set about hiring and recruiting


A human resource plan is one of the major components of an overall business plan in today’s modern farming operation.

Ask any producer what his input costs are and he or she will be quick to quote accurate figures on fertilizer, fuel and various other costs. Most farmers know that the cost of labour can be large, but few realize that labour costs can be controlled.

Better Farming - April 2008