December 14, 2022
Human Resource Risk Management & Contingency Planning
Farms and agribusinesses are confronted by many different types of risk, but consideration to human resource risk is overlooked by far too many. If critical functions cannot be completed due to a death, disability, disaster, divorce, or disagreement the farm business cannot operate at full efficiency. One way to combat HR risk is by writing a contingency plan to help decide what to do if key operations are disrupted or key personnel is not available. In this first episode of a new series on Farm Risk Management, Maria Marshall, Renee Wiatt, and Kelly Heckaman join Brady Brewer to discuss contingency planning and human resource risk management. A HR Risk Checklist and the Planning for the Unexpected: Human Resource Risk & Contingency Planning pdf can be found below.
This series is based on the Six Pillars of Farm Risk Management course, funded by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center. More information on contingency planning is on the Purdue Institute for Family Business’ website, https://purdue.ag/fambiz, under the Strategic Business Planning Focus Area tab.