Pre-pandemic workplace thinking emphasized the traditional ‘brick and mortar’ office as critical to productivity, culture and recruiting efforts. A year of pandemic induced need quickly integrated videoconferencing technology and other forms of digital collaboration into our work lives creating unique and non-traditional work environments.

Teresa McQueen

As discussed here, performance reviews, or employee evaluations, are an important tool for supervisors and managers to strengthen employees’ performance and acknowledge high achievers. Continuing our best practices discussion for effective performance reviews we provide the following tips on performance review formats. 

Teresa McQueen

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking reviewers for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee (TRC). Reviewers must have knowledge and expertise regarding California’s specialty crop industry.

The TRC reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to CDFA on proposals submitted for funding to California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. This is a volunteer position.

Gail Delihant

Delve into the topics of water and agriculture, vertical farming and cutting-edge agricultural technology at the 2021 Western Growers Annual Meeting. From November 7 – 10, Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to attend three educational and exciting featured sessions. Each session will include an all-star panel who will discuss issues most important to industry stakeholders and their operations.

Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s sessions:

Monday, November 8 @ 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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