Information from New York FarmNet:
NY FarmNet is seeking middle managers working in farm businesses for a
new research effort that hopes to determine attributes of successful
managers, as well as identify areas for improvement.
Survey results may
be used to develop educational programs for farm managers.
managers play an important role in the success of agriculture. However,
limited research exists related to the current skillset of on-farm
middle managers," said NY FarmNet Executive Director Ed Staehr.
"Information obtained from this study will provide valuable information
for furthering and developing agricultural managers with the necessary
skillsets to ensure long-term successes and sustainability of the
The definitions are as follows:
Managers -- A key employee that is controlled and controls. A middle is
responsible for a designated area of the business, may or may not
supervise employees, and may or may not serve as a junior partner. Most
middle managers have some decision making authority, while senior
managers are ultimately responsible for the decisions of middle
Senior Managers -- A senior manager controls and is
not controlled. Senior managers have final decision making authority
for all, or a portion of the business. Senior managers are responsible
for the decisions made by middle managers. For the purposes of this
study, a senior manager must have full or partial ownership of the
business; otherwise they are a middle manager.
The survey link is: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3CMkV8vcVN7Zav3
For more information, contact (607) 255-4121.