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May 20, 2013

Extension workshops address workforce management issues

St. Paul, MINN. (May 20, 2103) —A new University of Minnesota Extension program offering farm families strategies and practical information on regulatory and management aspects associated with a hired workforce will be available in June in Rochester and St. Cloud.

"Employment Skills for Today--Planning for Success" is a full-day workshop designed to help participants deepen their knowledge of legal and tax issues related to labor workforce management, including:
• tasks employers must do to properly document workers;
• the newly revised Form I-9;
• the hiring process and employee compensation;
• cultural diversity; and
• maintaining effective communications with employees.

The programs are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They're offered:
• June 17, Room HA112, University Center Rochester, 1926 College View Road SE, Rochester; and
• June 21, St. Cloud Technical & Community College, 1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud

The workshops are free, but space is limited. Lunch is included. To register, please call contact Bobbi Ruesch at 507-337-2801 or email her at

AgStar Financial Services sponsors the workshops, with promotional assistance from Minnesota Milk Producers Association, Minnesota Dairy Initiative, St. Cloud Technical & Community College and the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, U of M Extension, (612) 626-4077,
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