Motivating and managing employees is essential to most diversified vegetable farms, and rare is the farmer who comes to farming with those labor management skills. Whether you have worked with employees for many years or are in the early stages of hiring staff, this series will give you practical tools to make your farm an employer of choice.
FairShare CSA Coalition will cover hiring the right people, developing a motivated workforce, establishing a positive farm business culture, providing reviews and feedback, and much more through this nine-part series. Research-based approaches and real world examples make this series practical and useful for any vegetable farm employer. Please note that this program is for all vegetable farm owners and for hired managers with at least 10 years of experience.
Be prepared to attend online sessions with your camera on and ready to engage in discussions with your farmer peers. Space is limited. Register via the link below.
Sessions are on Thursdays from 9:00-11:00am and Mondays from 4:00-6:00pm Central Time.
Dates and Topics:
5 January from 9-11 AM: Strategic Leadership
9 January from 4-6 PM: Developing a Motivated Workforce
12 January from 9-11 AM: Hiring the Right People
16 January from 4-6 PM: Employee Onboarding and Training
19 January from 9-11 AM: Farm Business Culture
23 January from 4-6 PM: Reviews and Feedback
30 January from 4-6 PM: Becoming an Ethical H-2A Employer
2 February from 9-11 AM: Developing Intercultural Competence for Farm Employers
6 February from 4-6 PM: Managing Conflict
David Bachhuber, Lovefood Farm
Kat Becker, Cattail Organics
Katie Bishop, PrairiErth Farm
Stacey Botsford, Red Door Family Farm
Kristen Kordet, Blue Moon Community Farm
Robyn Calvey, Park Ridge Organics
Linda Halley, Gwenyn Hill Farm
Cassie Noltnerwyss, Crossroads Community Farm
Michelle Week, Good Rain Farm
Claire Strader, Extension Dane County & FairShare
Sarah Janes Ugoretz, FairShare
Beth Knorr / (234) 231-8166 /