Ag Workforce Development

Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers Online


Become an Effective On-the-Job Trainer

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cornell Ag Workforce Development in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has rescheduled their training workshops “Growing Great People: Training Skills for Dairy Farmers” as online webinars. “Become an Effective On-The-Job Trainer” will be offered: 

In English on April 14, 6:30-8pm -

In Spanish on April 16, noon-1:30pm-

Participation is free and registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded and available after the event. In-person trainings conducted simultaneously in English and Spanish will be rescheduled in fall.

Effective trainings contribute to success of employees and the farm business. With training employees learn how to best complete their task and why it is important to the farm’s success. When employees have the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to do the job right and understand why it should be done this way it: saves time and avoids problems; makes people feel important and involved, which keeps them engaged and reduces employee turnover.

The workshops will overview the learning system of: TELL: Describe the procedure and why it is important; SHOW: Demonstrate the procedure and emphasize key points; DO: Allow the learner to try and answer any questions; REVIEW: Are the steps in the procedure done correctly? After the workshop you will be able to: Plan for organized and effective trainings, train in a way that works for most people and measure and follow up to make sure learning happened

These workshops are supported by a grant from the New York Farm Viability Institute. Visit Cornell Ag Workforce Development online at

Last updated March 27, 2020