Purdue Extension’s Women in Agriculture Team is offering a series of agribusiness webinars for those who want to improve their management, planning and employee engagement skills. The first webinar, “Effective Management of Farm Employees,” is noon to 1 p.m. EST May 28. Participants will learn strategies to maximize the productivity of workers in an agricultural business.

Topics include training, communicating performance standards, encouraging mental involvement and providing performance-related feedback.

The webinar is presented by Phil Durst and Stan Moore, senior educators for Michigan State University Extension and specialists in agricultural labor management.

The webinar is free, but registration is required. To sign up, go to For more information, contact Jenna Nees, Purdue Extension educator in Putnam County, at 765-653-8411 or

Other workshops in the series are:

  • Aug. 27: “Robotics in Agriculture.”
  • Sept 24: “Arthritis in Agriculture.”
  • Jan. 28, 2016: “Downsizing Your Financial Maze.”
  • Feb. 25, 2016: “Becoming a Legitimate Player – Marketing Your Business and Industry at the Same Time.”

For more information about Purdue’s Women in Agriculture Team, visit the website at