Seminar asks: Would you work for you?

by Greg Boohers LTC Farm Business Management Instructor

As I ask my clients if they would work for themselves, they shudder at the thought and then often say, “Unlikely”.

I’m sure their negative response would be true at times but should not be the norm.

Lakeshore and Moraine Park Technical College in cooperation with the Eastern Wisconsin Extension Service team have put on the Progressive Operators’ Series for several years. These programs are available to our clientele only because of the kind financial support of the following corporate sponsors: Badgerland Financial, Cleveland State Bank, CP Feeds, Diamond V, Lakeshore Farm Management, and United Cooperative.

The sessions are designed to meet the continuing education needs of progressive agricultural business operators and agri-business professionals. Participants attend from all over the state and from other mid-west states.

Continuing education clients who are enrolled in the Farm Business program can attend these cutting edge seminar series events at no charge.

If you are interested in participating in the complete program, enrollment is open until December 2nd.

Producers and agri-businessmen not participating in the full Farm Business Program can attend the Progressive Operators series at a nominal charge which includes lunch. These sessions are all day seminars held at Lakeshore Technical College and are sponsored by the LTC Farm Business Program and the Eastern Wisconsin Extension Service.

The 2014 program will be titled “Would You Work For You”. Topics for the Dec. 6, 2013 will include; business place culture, delegation, empowerment, the importance of standardizing procedures and employee training.

Also on the first day, an immigration attorney will share the latest information related to congressional legislation and work visas.

The January 31 day will entertain human resource issues such as motivating, retaining and facilitating good communications in your business.

Tom Wall,, will be one of the main speakers for the December 6th and January 31 sessions and will also serve as the emcee for the two day event.

Tom is passionate about helping people reach their potential. Tom trains employees and helps dairy managers implement management systems that work.

For additional information contact the Wisconsin Extension Service in Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Washington or Manitowoc Counties or Greg Booher, Lakeshore Technical College at 920-960-0551 or Terrilynn Hastreiter also at Lakeshore Technical College at 920-693-1116.

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