As the owner of a farm or ranch, you know how important your people are to the success, and ultimate sustainability, of the operation. The success and satisfaction of your employees largely rests on you, their manager. Learn key motivation methods, as well as time-tested personal leadership strategies.
Sarah Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in strategic communication from Purdue University. She began her career with Novartis moving next into business development and training with ABG Inc. (Adyana). Entrepreneurial at heart, at 26 she launched a retail meat business and at 30 a grant writing firm. Both businesses have been sold to investors. As the former CEO of Prosperity Ag LLC, Sarah Beth wrote over 300 successful grants in 29 states, yielding nearly $100 million in funding. She is technically savvy in understanding the complex issues facing agriculture and professional development today. She blogs on these topics for Forbes.com within the Forbes Coaches Council, and her column, The Farm CEO Coach, launched in Top Producer magazine in July 2017. The author of five books, Sarah Beth is also part of the adjunct faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) where she designs curriculum and teaches graduate classes.
Dr. Robert A. Milligan's goal is success for owners, managers, and employees through increased performance and enhanced job satisfaction. Bob is a senior consultant with Dairy Strategies LLC and professor emeritus at Cornell University. His professional interests include human resource management, strategy, and organizational development for small business managers. While at Cornell, Bob taught a popular undergraduate class titled Managing Human Resources in Small Businesses and led a team that developed the PRO-DAIRY Program.
Anna-Lisa Laca is the brand leader and editor of Farm Journal’s MILK and Dairy Herd Management. She also serves as the editorial director for all Farm Journal dairy offerings. She applies vast experience in the dairy industry to delivering information tailored to fit specific producer needs. Anna-Lisa owns and runs a diary with her husband, Scott, near Fallon, Nev.