Jennifer Blazek

Director of Farm & Industry Short Course

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Hometown: Bangor, WI

Previously, Jennifer worked in UW-Extension as the Dane County Dairy & Livestock Educator and before that in Polk County as the Agriculture Agent. In Extension, Jennifer developed her expertise in farm human resource management, where she co-created a curriculum for farm owners, managers, and supervisors to learn important skills related to leadership, communication, culture, and working with others.

Talks:

  • Understanding what conflict is and identifying steps to work through it ensures that your team works better together.

  • Diversity and culture all play a huge role in how we communicate, and more importantly, why communications seems to fall through.