Learn skills to be a better boss, from identifying your labour needs to managing performance once employees are in place.

Farm labour is a significant investment.  Whether you are adding one or two seasonal casual workers or have regular full or part-time team members, do you know how to maximise your return on that investment and manage some of the risks?  You are not just managing a piece of equipment here.  You are managing the challenging and sometimes unpredictable aspects of people. There are valuable skills and simple processes that will serve you well in making the most of attracting, onboarding and keeping your most important investment – people!  Time have changed.  What worked to motivate and get the best out of people even 10 years ago is different today.  In this program you will begin to learn more about good practice in employing and managing people in a farm business.

Topics covered:

  • Identify your labour requirements
  • Search, interview, select and recruit
  • Induction packs
  • Set, communicate and review expectations
  • Performance management
  • Working as a team
  • Keeping good employees
  • Roles and responsibilities

Who should attend: All members of the business who are involved with managing staff.

What other farmer have said about this workshop: “A must do for anyone of any age who has employees … Great to ‘pull apart’ your business and management approach and look at areas for improvement … Worthwhile attending. Valuable tool for our business … Great to chat with other like-minded people in the same situation regarding staff …”

Workshop duration: 

FACE-TO-FACE: Each workshop in this program runs from 9.00am until 3.00pm (morning tea and lunch provided).

ONLINE: Delivered over two sessions; see session times available below.


Williams: Tues 22 March 2022 (9.00am – 3.00pm)

Wellstead: Thurs 24 March 2022 (9.00am – 3.00pm)

*Please note all session times are WA time


ONLINE: Tues 21 June 2022 & Thurs 23 June 2022 (9.30am – 12.30pm)

If you would like us to run this workshop, please complete the Request a Workshop form.

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Cost*: $495 (+GST) per participant and $250 (plus GST) per person for additional members of the same business.

  • *No discount for non-farm businesses
  • Minimum 8 farm businesses.

Please fill out the form below and process your payment. One we receive your information and payment we’ll be in touch to confirm all the details.

Credit Card is the PREFERRED METHOD of payment. On completion of this registration you will be able to pay securely via credit card and will be automatically issued with a receipt.

EFT is available, although your registration will not be processed until payment has been received. Payment must be received at least 1 week prior to the event date.