Managing Farm and Ranch Employees Lectureship

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September 21-22, 2018


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


Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
Texas A&M-Kingsville Campus

1730 West Corral Ave.
Kingsville, TX 78363


This 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 farm and ranch.

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