WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced significant progress on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), which President Obama signed into law on February 7. The 2014 Farm Bill reforms agricultural policy, reduces the deficit, and helps grow the economy.
By Clint Greenleaf, an EO Austin member and founder/CEO of Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
I’m a lucky guy. I tricked a beautiful, caring woman into marrying me; my three kids are healthy and often well-behaved; and most of my businesses have been successful, affording me a great lifestyle. But all of this luck leads me to one constantly nagging fear— that the trappings of this great life will yield unbalanced, bratty children who will grow up to become knuckleheads.
By: JCC Specialist Dr. Larry Cole
A store manager recently described his workforce as needing significant structure as they didn’t want to participate in discussions about solving problems or improving store operations, they just wanted to be told what to do, work their hours, and receive a paycheck.
In partnership with RDO Equipment Co., John Deere is expanding its C&F Tech initiative to include North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. The John Deere dealer technician job training program is a two-year associate’s degree that enables students to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild diesel equipment used by customers nationwide.
Farm implement maker AGCO is growing, but there aren't enough workers in southwestern Minnesota. What's a company to do?
Article by: Dee DePass, Star Tribune
Recently employees from Western Tractor, a multi-store John Deere complex in Alberta, Canada completed a Professional Leadership® Course Curriculum with JCC training specialist, Dr. Larry Cole. The course consisted of 3 modules with 2 days of class per module. The students were able to take away these key objectives from the course including:
Precision agriculture technology has become so commonplace that the “gee whiz” factor is long gone. It’s now taken for granted as part of agriculture’s evolution toward greater efficiency and productiveness.