Hiring and Managing Farm Labor
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Farm labor management involves hiring and keeping quality farm labor. This means farmers must compete with nonfarm employers for skilled workers. This guide provides farm and agribusiness owners with an overview of the following aspects of farm labor management: (1) finding the right employee, (2) compensation and incentives, (3) training the employee, (4) working conditions, (5) employer-employee relations, and (6) external benefits beyond relieving work duties on the farm. It also provides an introduction to labor laws and documentation for employing workers. This guide provides farm/agribusiness owners with an overview of the farm labor management process.
Agricultural MU Guide, G700, October 1999.