Agricultural Labor Management

National Association of County Agricultural Agents 1999 National Winner Award
1999 NACAA Web Page
National Winner Award



There is much that farmers do not have control over, and what they do control, they control through people. How these people are hired, managed and motivated makes a huge difference. Labor management is much more than forms and paperwork. It is more about finding creative new ways of increasing productivity and reducing loss. About 40% to 70% of costs in production agriculture are related to labor costs. Thus, it seems that effective management of these costs plays a vital role in the competitiveness of agricultural producers. This page was established in 1996. A sister site with equivalent resources in Spanish is also available to visitors. These sites offers a number of downloadable books, research papers, articles, audio seminars, electronic discussion groups, bulletin boards, and other resources to farm employers, academia, consultants, and the press.

Gregorio Billikopf
Emeritus, University of California
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