Why a Bad Hire Could Be Bad News For Your Business

Recruitment and hiring unavoidably cost companies a substantial amount of money. Reducing turnover and retaining talent is a common goal for many employers. But occasionally even the most experienced hiring managers onboard someone who they may come to regret hiring. A bad hire can be someone who is not as experienced or qualified, as they… Read more »

FFA State Officers Visit Ag 1 Source

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Ag 1 Source recently had a visit from the Kansas FFA Association State Officers and Beth Gaines, Executive Director of the Kansas FFA Foundation, at our office in Hesston, KS. “Ag1 source is a proud sponsor of the Kansas FFA program,” Mike Smith, President and CEO of Ag 1 Source said. Smith gave the student… Read more »

Top 5 In-Demand Agriculture Careers

Interested in growing your career in agriculture, but don’t know where to start? There are many false stories and misinformation around the agriculture industry and its jobs, but the truth is there are several in-demand and rewarding careers growing quickly in the job market. You’ll need to know what skills you need to qualify for… Read more »

Is Your Team in a Summer Slump? Give Their Attitudes a Boost With These 4 Tips!

The summer slump can be a tough time for teams. Employee morale may be dragging as the weather heats up. Short of encouraging your team to take some time off to recuperate, here are some morale boosting workplace policies and practices to incorporate into your summer strategy. Team Building Events Summer is a great time… Read more »

Did Your Top-Performing Employee Quit? Here’s How to Bounce Back

Making sure you have the right team members to help you keep your business on the right track can be a real challenge. Between tough competition with other companies over the industry’s top talent and bridging the skills gap, losing a key team member can be a significant challenge to overcome. But it’s one challenge… Read more »

6 Steps to Re-Energize When Facing Burnout From Work

When you work consistently, you inevitably start feeling mental fatigue. This burnout feeling is built up over time due to stress caused by tension in your daily work. Everyone has a different amount of stress they can handle before they experience burnout, but there are a few things anyone can try to boost their energy… Read more »

Ag 1 Source Presents Special Auction Item for Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

Update!: Thank you to everyone who bid during the auction at the 65th National Convention of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. You helped this item reach a record-breaking bid of $20,000! The winner of the intense bidding between two long-term supporters of the fraternity went home with this custom bottle from the Sherwin Family Vineyards. The… Read more »

Why Poor Leadership Skills Cause Your Best Employees to Quit

It might come as a surprise to hear, but many people attribute their leaving a company to poor leadership. As a leader yourself, you know the cost of turnover is one of the highest that any organization faces. But the good news is if you focus on providing the great leadership that top talent needs… Read more »

3 Tactics to Ensure All Members of Your Ag Team Are Following Necessary Safety Procedures

Establishing a safety culture in your Ag business is simple if you know where to start. The top-down approach is a reliable method because when workers see their leadership values or enforces their safety policy, they are inspired to take on the responsibility of safety on an individual level. Mistakes are less likely to be… Read more »

The Importance of Showing Appreciation to Your Staff

How often do you show your appreciation to your employees? If it’s been a while, it’s time to show up for them. Showing appreciation to your employees is one of the best ways to help motivate them towards their goals. Appreciated people work harder than anybody else in the room. Once you start creating that… Read more »