Management Assessment Center
Dairy Farm Owners and Managers
The Wisconsin Assessment Center for Dairy Farm Owners/Managers was developed in 2003-2004 through a USDA grant which was part of the University of Wisconsin Dairy Initiatives Program. The Center is modeled after a similar program from Ohio State University. An assessment Center is not a building, a group of people or a location. It is an assessment approach different from most other methods of measurement and assessment approaches. An assessment center is characterized by multiple assessment techniques, multiple assessors, situational tests and structured procedures for making observations.
The assessment center will:
Management Attributes explored include:
This program is intended to help agricultural operators develop skills needed to effectively manage their farm businesses. It is envisioned that most people who enroll will be established farm operators who want to sharpen some of their management skills and then learn new skills. Other people who may wish to participate in this program are agricultural professionals who frequently work with producers.
Cost for the workshop is $100.00. This fee includes 2 days of management capacity building experiences, lodging, meals and breaks; individual oral and written feedback and coaching to assist in action strategies. This program has been valued at $500.00. Funding made available through a USDA grant allows us to offer this program at a lower cost.
Attributes of Sucessful Dairy Owners and Managers -- Articles appearing in Midwest Dairy Business, 2006-2007
If you would like more information on the Management Assessment Center or other Management Education Programs please contact your Local County Agent or Jenny Vanderlin, Management Education Coordinator, Center for Dairy Profitability, (608) 263-7795.