Agriculture

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  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

 
Find other information on business management, contracts & leases, financial management, marketing & risk management, transition planning and production economics.
 
If you have questions, contact your local Manitoba Agriculture  Office, or email us and a farm management specialist will contact you.
 

Resources
 

Does Safety Improve Your Farm's Bottom Line   
 
A Guide to Employment Standards in Agriculture
  
Motivating, Engaging & Retaining Farm Employees 
 
You’ve Decided to Hire an Employee – What do you need to know? 
 
New Employee Orientation