Join Our Farmer Focus Group and Discuss New Approaches to Farm Labor
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 our farmer focus group, “Exploring Novel Approaches to Farm Labor,” to be held via Zoom (online), on March 18, 2021.
We are seeking small to mid-scale diversified fruit and vegetable farmers in New York State 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.
Rachel Armstrong, of Farm Commons, will facilitate an engaging conversation for farm owners (3/18). The group 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!
- Farm Owners Focus Group: Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
A gift card of $50 will be provided for participation.
This project is funded by a Northeast SARE Novel Approaches grant, LNE19-386R. For questions about this project, please contact Nicole Waters (firstname.lastname@example.org). As part of this project, the Cornell Small Farms Program is partnering with the New Entry program to discuss labor issues and potential solutions with farmers throughout the Northeastern U.S.