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How to Manage Priorities, Personalities and Productivity During Busy Seasons

As planting season rolls on, many in the seed industry are inundated with requests, high-priority needs and other work-related concerns. As the number of requests add up, stress is likely to build.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Seed Speaks took a closer look at how to manage priorities, personalities and productivity during these busy seasons. Whether it’s identifying opportunities for improvement in your personal work, or working with a team you manage, these tips will help ensure work is done while personal needs are addressed.

From boosting morale, to keeping high-level goals in mind, finding a clear head space even during overwhelming times is critical. Joining the episode to explain just how to manage busy times are:

  • Norm Dreger has more than 30 years of experience in agri-business. Today he serves as a consultant with Osborne Interim Management in Calgary, Alberta. He has experience working with companies and cultures around the world, building revenue, managing a variety of teams and working hand-in-hand with customers.
  • Phil Durst is a field-based educator at Michigan State University extension where he uses his more than 30 years of experience to work with farmers. He specialized in how to improve employee management on farmers and has published multiple papers on the subject. He also serves as the president of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents.