Growing Your Farm Profits: Planning for Business Success

Human Resources

Implementing good human resource planning will not only reduce your costs, but it will also give you peace of mind throughout the year. Staffing mistakes, such as too many or too few workers, will impact on the net profits of any farm business.

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
Agricultural Information Contact Centre
Tel. 1-877-424-1300
Northern Ontario Regional Office toll free 1-800-461-6132

Human Resources Assessment

OMAFRA Factsheet 14-049: Creating and Implementing a Human Resource Plan

This Factsheet is designed to give producers a starting point for human resource management planning for their operation, describing how to conduct needs assessments, create job descriptions, recruit and hire employees.

Training and Regulatory Compliance

Staffing, Compensation and Family Dynamics

Other Resources

Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
FCC Learning Centre
Tel. 1-888-332-3301

  • Hiring and Keeping Employees
  • The Ultimate Farm Management Challenge: Working with your Family

Department of Agricultural Economics Kansas State University

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

The following OMAFRA staff contributed to the development of the Growing Your Farm Profits Human Resources section:

Gary Mawhiney
Human Resources Management

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300