Thomas Maloney is a senior extension associate in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He spent the first 10 years of his career as a Cooperative Extension farm management agent in Cortland County, New York. In 1985 he joined AEM, where he has been responsible for extension programs in human resource management, multicultural workforce management, and agricultural labor policy. He has conducted numerous workshops, written a variety of bulletins, and conducted applied research on a range of human resource topics related to farm businesses. His primary areas of interest include employee recruitment, compensation, performance appraisal, motivation. In recent years his extension program has focused on Hispanic workforce and immigration policy issues affecting agricultural employers in New York.