Entrepreneurship, Farm Management, New Agribusinesses

Conducting Effective Meetings

  In general, policies are guidelines to decision making—once in place, each decision does not have to be made anew from scratch. Policies reflect a company’s value system. The tone and language of policy statements will be taken as reflections of management attitudes toward...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Despido

  Mucho se ha dicho en capítulos previos sobre el mejoramiento del desempeño del trabajador. A veces, los trabajadores simplemente no parecen estar a la altura de nuestras expectativas. Razones típicas para el desempeño inferior del trabajador son la falta de...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Empathic Listening

  Employee turnover can hurt the overall productivity of a farm and is often a symptom of other difficulties. One dairy manager put it this way: "Every time a milker leaves, I lose about one cow." Turnover in livestock operations upsets routines, makes animals uncomfortable, and...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

A Guide to Intensive Vegetable Systems

  “Intensive Vegetable Production” refers to a system of marketing and producing vegetable crops in which great attention is placed on detail and optimization of resources such as land, capital, labor, equipment, transportation to market, and management time. The ojective of...
D. C. Sanders
Ed Estes
K. B. Perry
David Monks
Kenneth Sorensen
Charles Averre
Michael Linker
Jonathan Schultheis
Mike Boyette
D. Eikhoff
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Disciplina

  A veces, los trabajadores simplemente no parecen estar a la altura de nuestras expectativas. Razones típicas para el desempeño inferior del trabajador son la falta de destreza, conocimiento o habilidad. Otras causas del desempeño inferior son la falta de motivació...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Interacting with Employees

  A systematic employee selection process can do much to help us hire effective employees who are capable of doing an outstanding job. Likewise, regular performance appraisal meetings, open communications, well designed pay systems and good supervision all contribute to promoting good work....
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

The Market for Small-Scale Drip Irrigation in East and Southern Africa

  Drip irrigation can be a transformational technology for smallholder producers. It has many advantages over rainfed production and traditional furrow irrigation methods, such as increased on-farm yields, year-round production, efficient use of scarce water resources, and reductions in...
Feed the Future
Feed the Future

Manejo de Conflictos

  Carmen, la nueva capataz, acaba de sentirse rechazada por Carlos, el mecánico. Hoy, lunes, le solicitó a Carlos que trabajara un par de horas extraordinarias el próximo viernes por la tarde, pero Carlos se negó. Ella quedó con la duda, Carlos se opuso...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California

Empowerment and Delegation

  Shared decision making can improve the quality an acceptance of decisions, bolster worker motivation and self-esteem, increase sense of ownership and improve interpersonal relations with employees. But it is not always easy to delegate. A farmer wondered why his workers came directly to him...
Gregorio Billikopf
University of California

Las Relaciones Interpersonales en el Trabajo

  Las relaciones interpersonales en el trabajo (y fuera, también) constituyen un papel crítico en una empresa agrícola. Aunque la calidad de las relaciones interpersonales en sí no bastan para incrementar la productividad, sí pueden contribuir...
Gregorio Billikopf Encina
University of California