HR Experts Talk Employee Retention

Sustainability. It’s a big word. But depending on who you talk to, it has a different definition.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation has taken a step in wrapping its arms around what sustainability means to farmers and nonfarm consumers. They’re hosting a series at the Wisconsin Farm Discovery Center in Manitowoc every other month to explore these different definitions.

Rachel Gerbitz, director of sustainable communications and partnerships, put the Sustainable Leadership Seminar Series together. The next seminar is Nov. 17. Sessions will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation from 8-9 a.m.

November 17, 2023 – Sustainable Future

A sustainable workforce leads to long-term success. During this session, attendees will hear from human resources experts on retaining employees and creating a sustainable culture in the workplace. This session will be led by Matt Selvig from Bernatello’s Foods and Michelle Shambeau from Ebert Family Businesses.

“Sustaining your business for the long term takes well-rounded leadership,” said WFBF Director of Sustainability Communications and Partnerships Rachel Gerbitz. “Sustainability looks different depending on your role and business. During this series, aspiring leaders will apply sustainability tactics to have influence across all areas of their organization.”

Pre-registration is preferred. The cost for each session is $10. Register:

January 19, 2024 – Sustainable Storytelling

Consumers care about sustainability. During this session, attendees will talk about how to share their sustainability priorities with their customers. This session will be led by Kaitlyn Riley from the Wisconsin Beef Council.

March 15, 2024 – Sustainable Self

Mental health is crucial to a sustainable workplace. Learn methods to take care of yourself and your team. This session will be led by Brenda Statz from the Farmer Angel Network.

May 17, 2024 – Sustainable Service

Doing more with less is a core principle of sustainability. Attendees will learn how to maximize resources with a limited budget and manpower. This session will be led by Courtney Booth from Booth Leadership, LLC.