Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer
Cornell Ag Workforce Development and the regional Cornell Cooperative Extension teams are offering a series of hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at two locations on June 29 and 30 with the Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team.
June 29 - June 30, 2022
HostCornell Agriculture Workforce Developmet
585-343-3040 ext. 138
Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer
Cornell Ag Workforce Development and the regional Cornell Cooperative Extension teams are offering a series of hands-on regional training workshops "Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers. Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer" from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at two locations on June 29 and 30 with the Northwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops team. Additional trainings will be offered in August by the South Central team. Trainings for the June series are conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish by Dr. Richard Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development; Dr. Kaitlyn Lutz, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NWNY Team; and Libby Eiholzer, MS, Cargill. Activity groups will be in single language or multi-lingual as needed. Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. Bring a standard operating procedure (SOP) from your farm. Register online at nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/events.php or call Brandie Waite at: 585-343-3040 ext. 138.
DATE AND LOCATIONS
June 29, 2022, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Spring Hope Dairy
2941 County Road 4
Clifton Springs, NY 14432
June 30, 2022, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
7955 York Road
Pavilion, NY 14525
Effective trainings contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm's success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it: saves time and avoids problems and makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover.
The workshops will included brief presentations and interactive learning following a system of:
TELL: Describe the procedure and why it is important
SHOW: Demonstrate the procedure and emphasize key points
DO: Allow the learner to try and answer any questions
REVIEW: Are the steps in the procedure done correctly?
After the workshop you will be able to:
1. Plan for organized and effective trainings
2. Train in a way that works for most people
3. Measure and follow up to make sure learning happened
These workshops are supported by a grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute. Visit Cornell Ag Workforce Development online at agworforce.cal.cornell.edu.
For more information about Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, visit agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu
Julie Berry, Editor | Richard Stup, Agricultural Workforce Specialist | Facebook
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