Farm employees are an increasingly precious resource, especially in light of the difficulty many employers are having finding and retaining good help.

Employment expert Michelle Painchaud stresses it's very important to be proactive in your hiring policy as opposed to reactive.

She adds money isn't the be all anymore, with quality of life having a more lasting impact with prospective employees.

Painchaud adds it's also key for employers to give feedback one on one to their employees.