Building your management capacity for fruit production

Growing fruit is risky business, and developing your management skills may help you navigate those risks.

UWEX is offering a two-day workshop to provide fruit growers with individualized, in-depth coaching on management skills.

The Assessment Center features individual and group simulations and activities involving
challenges that an owner/manager of a farm may encounter. The assessment center will:

  • Assess individual behaviors in the nine critical farm business management skills
  • Offer the opportunity to interact with and learn from other farmers
  • Provide personalized feedback designed to improve your management abilities
  • Initiate the development of personal action strategies focused on management

Management Attributes explored include:

  • Communications
  •  Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Planning/organizing
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Managing Resources
  • Initiative
  • Creativity

This professional development experience

Day 1 ~ Assessment Center Activities

  • Begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
  • Group Discussion
  • In-Basket Activity
  • Performance Discussion
  • Background Interview

Day 2 ~ Assessment Center Activities

  • Group Discussion
  • Case Study
  • In-Basket Interview
  • Wrap-up group session
  • Adjourns at 3:00 p.m.

Follow-up–Each participant will receive a written report and personal presentation summarizing the findings of the assessment center.

An Assessment Center identifies and evaluates managerial and leadership capabilities using individual and group farm simulations and exercises. Its strength lies in multiple observations by trained assessors. Because of the individualized focus of this experience, enrollment is limited.

This program has been valued at $500.00. Funding made available through a USDA grant allows us to offer this program at a reduced cost to you.

The $100.00 registration includes: Two days of management capacity building experiences, lodging, several meals and breaks; individual oral and written feedback/coaching to assist in action strategies.

Registration must be received by November 1st. For additional information, contact:
Steve Huntzicker
La Crosse County UW Extension
400 4th Street North., Room 3140
La Crosse WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-9593

Costs for participants for this center is $100.00 and must be paid with your registration.
Registration Deadline: November 1st, 2014

$100.00 Check only.
Payable to UW-Extension
Mail to:
Buffalo County UW-Extension
ATTN: Carl Duley
407 South Second Street
Alma WI, 54610
Phone: 608-685-6256
For networking purposes, I am
willing to share my mailing
address and e-mail address
with other participants.
Cost of this program is only $100.00 for each
participant (excluding travel and evening
meals). All other expenses are covered by a
USDA/University of Wisconsin Extension