COVID-19 ag seminar series starts Thursday online

Staff Writer
Syracuse Journal-Democrat

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics’ Farm and Ranch Management team is presenting a series of webinars focusing on COVID-19’s impact on agriculture in Nebraska.

The live webcasts will cover topics related to management and economic issues relevant to producers and communities in the state. They will be presented by experts from across the country and include time for questions and answers.

The free webinars will be held on Zoom and will run for approximately one hour. Registration is open to everyone until the start of each session (see schedule below).

Additional webinars are expected to be announced.

All times Central

  • Thursday, April 30, noon:Leading Yourself, Your Workforce and Your Business in the COVID-19 Crisis with Dr. Robert Milligan, Cornell University.

  • Thursday, May 7, noon:: Strategies for Business Success with Dave Goeller

Upcoming Webinars

All times Central.

Leading Yourself, Your Workforce, and Your Business in the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, April 30, noon.

Dr. Robert Milligan, Senior Consultant, Dairy Strategies, LLC; Professor Emeritus, Cornell University; Human Resource Management Expert.

Dr. Bob Milligan will discuss the three keys to managing in this crisis: leadership, planning, and communication/collaboration. As a leader of your farm business, you have two key leadership roles: 1. Leading yourself and your workforce in these unprecedented times, and 2. Positioning your farm business to survive/thrive in this crazy environment. Dr. Bob will provide timely tips on a) taking care of yourself so you can lead, b) keeping your workforce safe, focused, and motivated, and c) effective collaboration between your partners and the outside world to survive/thrive in this difficult time.


Strategies for Business Success

Thursday, May 7, noon.

Dave Goeller, Deputy Director of North Central Risk Management Education Center, Farm Management/Transition Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (retired).

Dave Goeller has worked with thousands of producers that were experiencing stressful times, helping them evaluate their business and to make some hard decisions. He will share ideas and a process to help you organize critical business information in a way that will provide structure that will facilitate potential changes and adjustments to the business. No one knows your business better than YOU. Identifying what information is essential and a priority for you can serve as a guide for the decision-making process and moving forward.