Ag Help Wanted:
Guidelines for Managing Agricultural Labor


Howard R. Rosenberg
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Howard Rosenberg is Extension Specialist in agricultural labor management, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.  He served as director of the UC Agricultural Personnel Management Program from 1988 to 1998.  Howard earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in business administration at UC Berkeley.
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Richard Carkner
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Richard Carkner is Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, recently retired after more than 30 years in farm management extension education and applied research. He maintains active involvements in direct marketing research and farming in western Washington.  Dick received his B.S. at WSU and a Ph.D. at Michigan State University. 

John P. Hewlett
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John Hewlett is a Farm/ranch Management Specialist at the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming.  He serves as Coordinator of both the Wyoming WIRE program and regional WIRE efforts. John has won several awards for excellence since coming to UW in 1987.  He earned his B.S. in agricultural business at Montana State University and an M.S. degree in agricultural economics at  and Oregon State University, respectively.
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Lorne Owen
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Lorne Owen is a Marketing, Trade, and Intergovernmental Relations Analyst at the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture Food and Fisheries.  He previously conducted management education programs for the Ministry and has consulted to family farm businesses in Alberta and BC for more than 25 years . Lorne holds a B.A.  from the University of Lethbridge, an M.Ag. from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. from the University of Guelph.

Trent Teegerstrom
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Trent Teegerstrom is a Research Specialist at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona. Much of his work focuses on Arizona vegetable budgets, field Crop Budgets, livestock cost and return estimates, and farm and farm machinery cost estimates.  Trent earned his M.S. in agricultural economics at West Virginia University and is currently pursuing Ph.D. studies at UA.
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Jeffrey E. Tranel
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Jeff Tranel serves as an Agricultural and Business Management Economist with Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. He has faculty affiliate status with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Previously, he managed the Southeast Farm Business Association. Jeff earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Wyoming.
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Randy R. Weigel

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Randy Weigel is an associate professor and extension specialist in the Family and Consumer Sciences department at the University of Wyoming. Having joined UW in 1987, he also has served as a Cooperative Extension administrator and taught in the WIRE course. Randy has a BS degree in psychology from Colorado State University, a M.S. degree in human development and family life from Kansas State University, and Ph.D. in professional studies from Iowa State University.
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