Human Resource Management for Ranchers


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June 9-10, 2017


$300 – Covers materials, equipment, refreshments and lunches.


The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Noble Pavillion
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK. 73401


The Human Resource Management for Ranchers Lectureship will focus on managing the people in the ranching business including leadership, supervision, coaching and hiring. This lectureship will include training in concepts of workforce planning. It is designed to build the skill-set of ranch managers so they can plan for, understand, and successfully lead current and future employees of the ranch.

This lectureship will be held jointly with The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The Noble Foundation is a nonprofit institute that assists farmers and ranchers, and conducts plant science research and agricultural programs to enhance agricultural productivity regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of identifying the future direction of the ranch and its workforce needs
  • Build skills in developing position descriptions, establishing performance expectations, and employee accountability
  • Learn effective recruitment, interviewing, and hiring procedures
  • Identify employee training and development needs
  • Develop leadership skills for all workforce members
  • Learn supervisory and coaching skills including motivating employees and providing feedback
  • Understand labor laws impacting ag worker employment
  • Learn complexities and components of the total benefits package


Bob Milligan
Senior Consultant, Dairy Strategies, LLC
Professor Emeritus, Cornell University