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Farm Management Chapter 21 Human Resource Management
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farm management chapter 21 2 Chapter Outline Characteristics of Agricultural Labor Planning Farm Labor Resources Measuring the Efficiency of Labor Improving Labor Efficiency Improving Managerial Capacity Obtaining and Managing Farm Employees Agricultural Labor Regulations
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farm management chapter 21 3 Chapter Objectives 1. Describe trends in the use of human resources in agriculture 2. Illustrate how to plan for human resources needed for different situations 3. Outline methods for measuring and improving labor efficiency 4. Suggest ways to improve the management of agricultural employees 5. Summarize the laws regulating agricultural workers
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farm management chapter 21 4 Table 21-1 Workers on United States Farms Operators and Hired Total Year unpaid workers workers workers 1950 7,597,000 2,329,000 9,926,000 1960 5,172,000 1,885,000 7,057,000 1970 3,348,000 1,175,000 4,523,000 1980 2,401,000 1,298,000 3,699,000 1990 1,999,000 892,000 2,891,000 2000 2,062,000 890,000 2,952,000 2005 --- 779,500 --- Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service U.S.D.A .
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farm management chapter 21 5 Table 21-2 Wage Rates by Region for Agricultural Workers, 2005 Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service U.S.D.A . Region Average Hourly Wage ($/hr) North East $10.09 Appalachia 8.95 Southeast 9.20 Lake States 10.35 Cornbelt 10.48 Delta 7.70 Northern Plains 10.12 Southern Plains 8.38 Mountain 8.67 Pacific States 9.98
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farm management chapter 21 6 Characteristics of Agricultural Labor Labor is a continuous-flow input. It cannot
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course AGEC 7100 taught by Professor Duffy,p during the Fall '08 term at Auburn University.

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