Human Resources

A high-performing farm or agribusiness needs high-performing employees. A strong, reliable, engaged team provides a competitive advantage and it starts with a good human resources plan.

As a business grows, the human resources (HR) function may become a full-time job for the owner/operator. This may be an indicator that it’s to make a plan for human resource management. 
There is help in HR advice and planning through our local Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Office. Watch for workshops in your area and new available resources. 
These online resources can help you hire and retain good employees, and ensure you are meeting your responsibilities as an employer.

How-To Manual


Human Resource Management for Farm Business in Manitoba (PDF 3.4 MB) is filled with ideas and exercises to help you build and implement a strong plan for your farm, whether you employ family members or other individuals. The guide explains the process of building an effective HR plan that can reduce risk, reduce turnover and improve the quality of people you hire. Case studies use real-life examples to show how farms have successfully worked through common issues.

Manitoba Employment Standards


Young Employees

Workplace Safety and Health


Finding and Developing Employees


Housing Information


Payroll Source Deductions

If you have questions, contact your local Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development Office, or email us and a farm management specialist will contact you.