Tag: agribusiness

Growing Your Agribusiness

An information and idea session will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at the Clarke County Fairgrounds Ruritan Building, to assist, and gather feedback from, those looking to start or grow their agribusiness in Winchester, Frederick County, or Clarke County, Virginia. Available assistance and tools will be discussed, and priorities will be formulated to help regional agritourism and agribusinesses thrive.

“We’re excited to be a part of this regional group initiative to support and encourage our agricultural businesses, which have for centuries been the backbone of the Northern Shenandoah Valley’s economy,” said Justin Kerns, Executive Director of the Winchester-Frederick County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Our collective mission is to not only provide resources to those critical agribusinesses, but also gain input from them on how we can better support them, learn what new challenges they are facing, and share entrepreneurial ideas to encourage long-term success.”

The event is free; however, space is limited. Advance registration is required.

11:00am – 12:00pm Information Session including, but not limited to grant opportunities, marketing, and assistance available
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch & Networking Break
1:00pm – 2:00pm Feedback and Idea Session

Friday, February 25, 2022, 11am-2pm
Clarke County Fairgrounds Ruritan Building
890 W. Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611

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Agribusiness HR Challenges

In addition to running an agricultural business, you are expected to deal with human resource issues and the increasing responsibilities that places on front-line managers. In this class, you will discuss current issues in the human resources field and the changing role of managers regarding legal landmines, sexual harassment, workplace diversity and managing a seasonal workforce. Gain knowledge, techniques and strategies for strong recruitment by selecting the best candidates through the behavioral interview process. Come learn about key HR issues to help attract, retain and protect your most valuable asset – your people! Class resources included.

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