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Exploring Novel Approaches to Farm Labor
March 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Do you struggle to find labor for your farm? You are not alone! Join New Entry Sustainable Farming Project on Tuesday, March 29th from 3 – 4:30 pm EST during National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) for an informative workshop to learn about results of a 3-year Northeast SARE research project to assess collaborative, multi-farm strategies to help our agricultural community solve labor challenges. National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 26 – April 2, 2022) is a week of action for communities and individuals to bring attention to farmworkers and honor them for the contributions they make to our daily lives.
New Entry, Farm Commons, and Land-Grant Extension programs in NY (Cornell), CT (UConn), NH (UNH), and VT (UVM) worked together over the last two years to develop innovative farm labor models and gather input from farmers and farm workers throughout New England and New York to explore challenges in attracting and retaining employees, providing consistent employment on farms, offering secure wages and benefits, provide managerial opportunities, and smooth the ups and downs of demand. Is a farmer-cooperative to recruit employees feasible? Do farm workers want to participate in a “temp agency” type entity?
Find out what they learned about these questions and more! Learn how these novel approaches might serve to inspire new collaborations to address farm labor challenges. Come prepared to discuss the findings and be inspired to create your own role in advancing new solutions with other service providers and farmers. Find more information HERE. Register HERE.
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