- Education and Training: demonstration, extension, networking, study circle, workshop
- Farm Business Management: economic/marketing
This professional development project is designed to build capacity and expertise among Extension educators and other advisors that will enable them to effectively address labor management issues with their clientele. Of the 200 educators who participate in the project, 100 educators will report increased confidence in providing small group and individual support with labor management topics, 35 will publish articles on labor management in newsletters or other press, 20 will hold local meetings focused on labor management, and 10 will consult intensively with at least two producers to develop their labor management practices or tools. The project will incorporate variety, repetition, active learning, and continuing support in a coordinated series of learning opportunities. These opportunities include interactive seminars, successful farm tours, and follow-up telephone conference calls that provide additional content and the opportunity to discuss experiences and receive support from peer learners.
Performance targets from proposal:
100 Educators will report increased confidence in providing small group and individual support with labor management topics after participating in seminars and conference calls. 35 Educators will distribute articles on labor management topics in newsletters and other publications. 20 Educators will conduct local meetings dealing with labor management topics. 10 Educators will consult intensively with at least two producers to develop labor management tools or practices for the producers’ businesses.