Taking Good Care of Your Team During Busy Season

Planting season is a busy and often stressful time. It can be particularly wearing on a farm’s workforce. In a recent article for AG Web, author Sara Schafer offers some tips for farm managers looking to offer improved support to their team during busy season. She suggests the following:

  1. Make sure your workforce is big enough. A labor shortage is draining on everyone. To avoid this issue, consider taking on some seasonal employees.
  2. Keep your team up-to-date on your plan. Knowing what’s happening and why goes a long way when it comes to worker satisfaction and efficient operations.
  3. Establish back-up workers for key positions. Make sure that you have relief in place for workers in key positions.
  4. Be sure to take good care of your workers. This includes offering regular breaks, having water readily available, and keeping them nourished.
  5. Pay close attention to signs of stress. Be on the lookout for indications that your workforce is overly tired.

For more details, read the article in full at AG Web.