Selected Extension and Trade Journal Publications

Bitsch, Vera 2009. Agricultural Labor Issues in Michigan. MSU Pork Quarterly 14 (2), 1-3. Supplement to Michigan Pork 34 (2).

Bitsch, Vera 2009. Having to Dismiss a Dairy Farm Employee. Michigan Dairy Review 14 (2), 14-5.

Bitsch, Vera, Ted Ferris, Kathy Lee, and Dean Ross 2009. Industry Professionals’ View—2008 Michigan Dairy Industry Survey. Michigan Dairy Review 14 (1), 3-7.

Bitsch, Vera 2008. Legal dismissal. Progressive Dairyman (17, November 30), 31.

Bitsch, Vera, Kathy Lee, Ted Ferris, Dean Ross, and Mike McFadden 2008. Dairy Farmers’ Priorities—2008 Michigan Dairy Industry Survey. Michigan Dairy Review 13 (4), 1-4.

Bitsch, Vera 2008. Equal employment opportunity and the hiring process. Michigan Dairy Review 13 (4), 12-3, 15.

Bitsch, Vera 2008. Discrimination not just illegal; it’s bad business. Vegetable Growers News 42 (7), 20.

Bitsch, Vera 2008. Labor most important issue facing the industry today. Vegetable Growers News 42 (3), 32-3.

Bitsch, Vera 2007. Department of Homeland Security issues new rule on no-match letters. Michigan Dairy Review 12 (4), 10-11.

Bitsch, Vera 2007. Proposed legislation to impact dairy labor. Michigan Dairy Review 12 (2), 4-5.

Bitsch, Vera, 2006. Responding to interpersonal conflicts in Dairy Farms. Michigan Dairy Review 11 (7), 5, 14-5.

Reed, Susan and Vera Bitsch 2006. Labor laws and Michigan agriculture. Extension Bulletin E2966, June 30, 2006 (12 pages).

Bitsch, Vera 2005. Farmers need to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation. Michigan Dairy Review 10 (4), p. 5-6.

Bitsch, Vera 2005. Employees are a resource: Relationships and retention. Michigan Milk Messenger 88 (September, 3), p. 16-7.

Bitsch, Vera and Amin W. Mugera 2005. Employees: A source of competitive advantage. Michigan Dairy Review 10 (1), p. 14-17.

Bitsch, Vera 2004. 2004 Labor update (part 1). Michigan Dairy Review 9 (2), p. 12-14.

Bitsch, Vera 2004. 2004 Labor update (part 2). Michigan Dairy Review 9 (3), p. 9-11.

Bitsch, Vera, Stephen B. Harsh and Amin W. Mugera 2004. Top managers share employee tips and traps: A recent Michigan survey shows what tactics work and don’t work with employees on their farms. Hoard’s Dairyman-The National Dairy Farm Magazine 149 (3), February 10, 2004, p. 95.

Bitsch, Vera 2004. Benefits and perks help keep employees. Michigan Christmas Tree Journal 52 (1), p. 14-15.

Harms, Nancy and Vera Bitsch 2004. Agricultural Employers Checklist. Michigan Christmas Tree Journal 52 (1), p. 16-17.

Bitsch, Vera, Stephen B. Harsh and Amin W. Mugera 2003. Managing people – risks and opportunities. Michigan Dairy Review 8 (4), 10-12.

Bitsch, Vera and Dean Ross 2003. The I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form, Michigan Dairy Review 8 (1), 13-14.

Bitsch, Vera 2002. Housing, other non-monetary benefits retain employees. Fruit Growers News Notes 41 (2), 30, also Vegetable Growers News 36 (1), 26-27.

Bitsch, Vera 2002. Keeping you best employees with benefits. Michigan Dairy Review 7 (3), 3-4.

Bitsch, Vera 2002. Family business – Family or business? Michigan Dairy Review 7 (2), 4-5.

Bitsch, Vera and Dean Ross 2002. Get serious about selecting employees. Michigan Dairy Review 7 (1), 7-9.

Bitsch, Vera 2001. Sorting out the family from the business. The Voice of the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association 44 (6), 49-51, 55, also The Mayflower: Massachusetts Flower Grower’ Association 2001-2002 (3), 1-3, and Fruit Notes of New England 66 (Special Combined Issue), 47-49.

Bitsch, Vera and Dean Ross 2001. Finding employees: Improving the odds. Michigan Dairy Review 6 (4), 9-10, also reprinted in WSU Dairy News.

Bitsch, Vera 2001. Keeping trouble in the family out of the family business. Fruit Growers News 40 (9), 8-10, also Vegetable Growers News 35 (8), 19-21.

 

Last updated October 11, 2009

 

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