A farm labor contractor vs employee: What farmers need to know

WorkHorse Hub February 14, 2019
Your farm is growing, and it’s time to hire more help. The big question is, should it be a farm labor contractor or an employee? First, it’s important to understand the difference.
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Agriculture HR trends to watch in 2019

WorkHorse Hub January 17, 2019
Human resources (HR) are a challenge in any industry. Agriculture adds layers of complexity to HR challenges because of the nuances and attributes that distinguish us from other industries. Long hours, hazardous duty jobs, and physical labor all contribute to challenges your ag business will face with HR.
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Everything a farmer needs to know about migrant farm workers

WorkHorse Hub December 19, 2018
It’s no secret that finding labor for your farm can be a challenge. Labor-intensive products, including fruits and vegetables, are dependent on reliable labor that must be available during the short window of time when products need to be harvested.
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How to create a farm resume employers can't ignore (+ free template)

WorkHorse Hub December 17, 2018
You’re ready to look for your first, or next, job. Congratulations! A resume will be needed, no matter what type of job you apply for.
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Finding the Best Ag Workers for Your Farm

WorkHorse Hub November 13, 2018
Labor. It’s one of the biggest headaches of owning a farm. Small, mid-size, and large operations are all challenged by labor, primarily finding and keeping employees. It’s a fact that as farmers, we must evolve our thinking when it comes to attracting and hiring employees.
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The Secret to a Happy Life Is Working on a Farm

WorkHorse Hub November 9, 2018
So you want to change careers? There’s a country song by Faith Hill called “The Secret of Life” and the premise of the song is that the secret of life isn’t a secret at all; it’s the simple things.
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Why Hiring Foreign Workers for Your Business is Easier Than You Think

WorkHorse Hub October 25, 2018
When it comes to hiring workers for your agricultural business, undoubtedly your most important concern is finding a well-qualified, candidate that is a great fit for the position.
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The rise of ag careers and how to know if it's right for you

WorkHorse Hub October 15, 2018
We know that agriculture is an exciting field with a growing number of opportunities. A challenge is that we need to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Talented people in a variety of ag careers are essential to meet this need.
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The ultimate guide to finding ranch hand work

WorkHorse Hub October 8, 2018
Max graduated from college with a degree in livestock management and was ready for the thrill of his first real job. He knew he wanted to work outdoors in the ranching industry, and longed for the opportunity to see new areas of North America.
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LMIA 101: Hiring International Job Seekers

WorkHorse Hub October 1, 2018
Agriculture has come a long way from its early primitive days, manifesting itself as an industry on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovations.
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How To Create A Job Ad That Gets Results

WorkHorse Hub April 9, 2018
You desperately need to find the right person for your team, but you do not have the slightest idea of how to write a job ad that will attract that right person.
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How Agriculture Feeds the World

WorkHorse Hub March 26, 2018
It won’t take you long while talking to an agricultural advocate, a farmer or just checking in on the agricultural discussions on Twitter to hear the phrase “agriculture feeds the world.”
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Tips for Managing the Safety of Older Generations on Your Farm

WorkHorse Hub March 14, 2018
Traditionally, generations work together on many farming operations. The wisdom and experience of past generations can be invaluable.  In the past, farming was smaller in scale and less technologically complex, and the pace seemed a bit slower than it is today.. But there always comes a hard time when the producer and their management team must
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How Your Farm Can Save Time & Money This Planting Season

WorkHorse Hub March 7, 2018
Spring is coming.
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How to Set Yourself Apart in Your Job Hunt: Farm Experience Can Help

WorkHorse Hub February 28, 2018
The job market is so competitive across nearly every industry. Everyone has a degree at minimum and so the challenge of standing out in a sea of people has never been bigger.
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Why Work In Agriculture?

WorkHorse Hub February 13, 2018
Happy Canadian Agriculture Day WorkHorses ☺
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Ag Stories: Kim Anderson

WorkHorse Hub February 8, 2018
As a kid growing up on a mixed cattle and grain farm I got to see life come into the world many times - it really is quite a moment that not just anyone gets to experience these days! I rode on an open air combine with my grandpa, baked daily from scratch with my grandma and truly appreciated the importance of family. From working alongside my
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How To Find a Job & Immigrate to Canada From Mexico

WorkHorse Hub January 4, 2018
Have you ever dreamed of skiing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains? Or skating with your friends on the neighbourhood ice rink? Or maybe you are a family guy who wants to give his children access to one of the best education systems in the world? Canada has so much to offer but a key step in coming to live in this country is finding a job.
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Always Be Looking for Talented People

WorkHorse Hub December 18, 2017
“A company’s employees are its greatest asset.” – Sir Richard Branson The amount of effort, time and money that goes into finding, hiring and retaining the right people for companies is enormous. The right person can turn around a quarter, improve efficiencies and raise the morale of a department. But that right person is not easy to find. People
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