Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Program on Dairy Operator Management Skills to be held in Malone, Canton

A program on performance management for dairy operators is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 in Malone and Feb. 19 in Canton.

Dairy operators will be able to learn more about leadership styles and qualities and how to put them to work to attract the right employees.  Presenters are Tom Mahoney with the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and University of Vermont Professor Emeritus Rick LeVitre, who is now executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County.

Workshop participants will discuss how to prepare a job description to attract the desired workers as well as techniques for documenting and positively disciplining problem employees. An Employee Handbook authored by Mahoney will be available for $7.

The Malone workshop is at the 911 Emergency Services Building on Bare Hill Road; the Canton workshop is set for the St. Lawrence County Extension Learning Farm.

The cost is $30 per person, which includes lunch. To register, go to

For more information, contact NNY Dairy Specialist Kim Morrill at 315-379-9192, or Rick LeVitre at 518-483-7403,

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