Planning For Payroll - Farmer Session
Estimating employee costs and trade-offs with mechanization.
For Farmer Audiences
January 11, noon-1 pm ET
Hiring your first farm employee can be daunting. Join this session to learn how to use simple tools that will help you understand the complete cost of hired workers and develop a financial plan to help ensure you will have resources on hand to meet payroll needs. The workshop will feature the Farm Labor Dashboard's “Employee Cost Estimator'' tool which reveals complete staffing costs, including payroll taxes, workers compensation and any employee benefits offered beyond regular hourly wages. Participants will also learn about payroll planning in the context of a cash flow budget.
The session will also share methods to track labor inputs on your farm so that you can make strategic decisions about where efficiency might be gained through better management, training, or where to invest in tools and equipment to get the most out of your crew. Webinar participants will have access to a follow-up "office hours" session on Friday January 13 from noon to 1:30 pm (ET) to ask questions and get focused advice.
Presenter: John Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and former vegetable farmer.
Fees & Registration: Advance registration is required. Thanks to grant support, the workshop is offered free of charge to participants.