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Host Training Plan

Name Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corp. Email [email protected]
    Steward(s) Selected Akolbila –  –
Training Start Date October 1, 2018 Training End Date November 21, 2018
Steward Training Hours per Week 25 to 40  
Compensation (Stipend or Wage) Yes If Yes, how much/how often? $150/week
 
Non-Monetary Compensation and Estimated Value $2,500
Name of your Workers’ Compensation Carrier None
Will your Workers’ Compensation policy cover the Steward? No, exempt
Number of Employees at training location 5
Number of Interns/Trainees/Apprentices at training location None during this time period
Annual Revenue $0 to $3 Million
 

[Phase 1]

Phase Name Beginning
Start Date of Phase October 1, 2018 End Date of Phase October 26, 2018
Primary Supervisor during this phase Dr. Dwayne Beck Supervisor Title Manager DLRF
Email [email protected] Phone Number 605-224-6114
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

The first two weeks will be used to introduce the concepts of mechanized no-till farming in dry areas and under irrigation. There will be both seeding and harvesting taking place at DLRF in this time period. Emphasis will be place on the principles of setting and operating seeders, harvesters, and transport equipment properly and safely.

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Learning proper safety and maintenance procedures is a primary goal.
The other primary goal is for him to be exposed to proper operation of seeders and harvesters.

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Over 40 years of mechanized no-till experience

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

Dakota Lakes is situated between several Native American communities. Pierre is home to the State Cultural Heritage Center. It is also the capitol of South Dakota

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Setting drills to achieve proper seed and fertilize placement. Reasons for using this technique. Setting a combine harvester for corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Assessing field losses. Maintaining these machines.

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

The teaching will observation in the initial phase. Then the trainee will be tasked with performing these tasks under direct supervision.

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

The trainee will be evaluated in the ability to perform these tasks.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)

Emphasis will be placed on safety . This was lacking in Ghana when we visited.

 

[Phase 2]

Phase Name Management and information
Start Date of Phase October 26, 2018 End Date of Phase November 29, 2018
Primary Supervisor during this phase Dr. Dwayne Beck Supervisor Title Manager DLRF
Email [email protected] Phone Number 605-224-6114
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase

The trainee will participate in management tasks like soil sampling, data analysis, and information gathering

2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase

Learn proper soil sampling techniques, sample preparation, sample submission, and analysis of results. Analyze crop yield results for yield and quality. Determine desired varieties to be used the next year. Ascertain equipment repairs to be made. Attend conferences to lean new methods that may have potential.

3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications

Over 40 years of farm management experience.

4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?

Several conferences will be attended. These reflect a wide range of individuals and many parts of the agricultural community in the US. There will also be national and local elections taking place Being in the capital makes that interesting.

5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?

Proper soil sampling, sample preparation, submission, and analysis selection. Making fertilizer and seed decision. Determining maintenance needs of field equipment.

6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.

Observing and participating in the soil sampling and submission process. Observing and participating in the maintenance requirement decisions. Attending conferences, visiting commercial no-till farmers to study their procedures. Visit SDSU and Ward Laboratories to observe what happens to submitted samples. Attending two no-till conferences. Receive training in machinery maintenance from a local dealership

7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?

His ability to perform these tasks will be assessed by the Manager and the staff members that have expertise in these areas.

8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)

The weather in November begins to cool. This means activities focus more on those done indoors.

 

[Phase 3]

Phase Name
Start Date of Phase November 29, 2018 End Date of Phase
Primary Supervisor during this phase Supervisor Title
Email Phone Number
 
1. Describe the Trainee/Steward’s role for this phase
2. Specific goals and objectives for this phase
3. Primary Supervisor’s qualifications
4. What plans are in place for the Trainee/Steward to participate in cultural activities while in the United States?
5. Specific knowledge, skills, or techniques to be learned during this phase?
6. How specifically will this knowledge, skills, or techniques be taught? Include methodology of training and chronology/syllabus.
7. How will the Trainee/Steward’s acquisition of new skills and competencies be measured?
8. Additional Phase Remarks (optional)