Do you struggle with getting all the work done on your farm? Do you have challenges attracting and retaining employees? Are you interested in working with other farmers to design solutions to labor challenges? If so, consider attending the farmer focus group, Exploring Novel Approaches to Farm Labor, to be held via Zoom (online), on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 3:30-5:00 for farmers. We will discuss and provide feedback on potential farm labor models and the opportunities, challenges, and interests of producers to engage with these models. Be prepared to provide your input and feedback! Register now by clicking https://wagn.wufoo.com/forms/
A second focus group will be held for farm employees on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 3:30-5:00. The link to sign up is https://wagn.wufoo.com/forms/
We are seeking small to mid-scale diversified fruit and vegetable farmers in New England and New York who practice sustainable growing methods and market products directly to consumers or engage in wholesale/institutional markets. We are particularly interested in producers who hire full-time, part-time seasonal workers, and/or family members. We are also looking for farm employees who have worked, either full time or part time on a farm within the past 3 seasons. An electronic gift card of $50 will be provided to all participants. This project is funded by a Northeast SARE Novel Approaches grant, LNE19-386R. For questions about this project, please contact [email protected].