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Shift Happens: Embrace the Change, Lead the Way

Shift Happens: Embrace the Change, Lead the WayShift Happens: Embrace the Change, Lead the Way Nick Tasler, Author, helps you figure out what change means for you and your company [video].

Finding Great People, Keeping Them Engegaed At Work

Where To Find And How To Retain Great EmployeesWhere To Find And How To Retain Great Employees Erin Wagoner, The Maschhoffs, talks about how finding good employees is about developing culture that encourages employees to thrive and share their experiences with those outside the company [video].

What Are Some New Technologies for Improving Pork Producers?

New Technologies for Pork Producers - Video Monitoring and Web-Based LearningVideo Monitoring and Web-Based Learning Mr. Earl Dodson, K·Coe Isom, covers several technologies to help address animal welfare and worker safety in farm operations. Video monitoring and web-based learning are important to help improve the education of staff and to help farms be compliant with their customers' need to see what is happening on farm [video].

Dr. Maynard Hogberg - University Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field


University Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field - Dr. Maynard Hogberg, Iowa State University, from the 2017 North American PRRS/National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting, December 1‐3, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

J. Ezequiel Guzman - Superando Barreras En El Lugar De Trabajo - Overcoming Barriers In The Workplace


Superando Barreras En El Lugar De Trabajo - J. Ezequiel Guzman, Especialista en Producción Porcina, Zoetis, from the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event, August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

Jim Lummus - Accidents Hurt, Safety Doesn't, Insurance & OSHA


Accidents Hurt, Safety Doesn't, Insurance & OSHA - Jim Lummus, National Pork Board, from the 2011 Iowa Pork Congress, January 26-27, 2011, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Drs. Donham and O'Shaughnessy - Accidents Hurt, Safety Doesn't, Insurance & OSHA


Accidents Hurt, Safety Doesn't, Insurance & OSHA - Drs. Kelley Donham and Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety & Health, from the 2011 Iowa Pork Congress, January 26-27, 2011, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Should You Require Your Latino Employees To Speak Only English At Work?


"We are in America, %@$@ it, they should speak English!!!"

This is what a farm manager told me sometime ago as he complained about his newly hired Latino employees speaking Spanish at work and him and other employees not being able to understand what they were saying…

"If they want to speak Spanish, he continued, they can do that at home, not here. When they are at work, they should speak English, English, English!!!"

He told me this in a very demanding tone. I guess he thought that if he were demanding enough the situation would change.

Easier said than done, I thought…

This manager worked for a company that had turned to the available Latino workforce as an option to fill the jobs it couldn’t fill with native U.S. workers. This, of course, brought with it a new set of challenges.

SwineCast 0432, WPE - Pork Academy Looks At Hispanic Labor Future

SwineCast 0432 Show Notes:

  • From the Pork Academy at the World Pork Expo, Orlando Gil provides us with an interesting perspective on multicultural farm labor employment, reasons for immigration, and the barriers they encounter.

    As the average age of farm operators continues to escalate, in spite of spiraling unemployment, Hispanics and other minorities are facing challenges that impact farm productivity. How are they engaging social issues and mainstream impressions and how does that impact your potential for hiring workers?

    Gil examines a few of our options, such as high school students, immigration alternatives, and other issues worth considering.

2008 Iowa Pork Congress: "I Love My Job, It's The People That Drive Me Crazy"

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The strength of any organization is in its diversity, yet in that diversity resides that differences that cause erosion of productivity and efficiency. Every business has a "social system" comprised of people involved in dynamic interaction.

All business results are a function of behavior. When the results are unfavorable, change the behavior and when the results are favorable, find ways to duplicate behavior with other employees. This session will look at ways to provide workers with tools to interact effectively to create desirable team results.

Powerpoint file attached below, right click on link and download to your computer.

By John Behrends, Behrends Education Systems
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