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Farm Employee Retention Workshop
February 14, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and the National Agriculture Apprenticeship Learning Network for a virtual 5 part labor management series designed for farmers that employ workers or host apprentices. This series centers farm workers’ stories and guides farm managers through crucial aspects of managing including communication, building inclusive workplace cultures, and empowering your staff. Registration is free and open to all. Attend only a few or all of the workshops in the series. Please register here and direct any questions about the series to Beginning Farmer Program Specialist, Bo Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking at the case study of South Paw Farm in Freedom Maine, the longstanding crew of this diversified vegetable farm will share their experiences of what keeps them coming back to work year after year. The farm workers and farm owner of South Paw will touch on power dynamics, communication, building shared respect and their culture around conflict. A farmer round table discussion will follow.
Participants should only register once for the entire labor management series.