Exploring Novel Approaches to Farm Labor


Tuesday, March 29, 2022


3:00pm – 4:30pm





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Join us on Tuesday, March 29th at 3pm EST 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.  New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Farm Commons, and Land-Grant Extension programs in NY (Cornell), CT (UConn), NH (UNH), and VT (UVM) worked together to develop innovative farm labor models and gathered 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 farmer-cooperative to recruit employees feasible? Do farm workers want to participate in a “temp agency” type entity?

Find out what we 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.