Organic Growers School: Managing Farm Labor. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. SAHC Incubator Farm.

Managing Farm Labor: How to Structure Labor on the Small Farm

Farming on a small farm requires labor, not just from the farmer but from others as well. This 6-hour workshop will showcase how to structure labor on a small farm through the eyes of established regional farmers. This is a great workshop to attend if you have been farming and are looking to take your farm to the next level by bringing on additional labor support. Legal and financial considerations will be highlighted and discussed to better understand which labor structure best fits your farming model.

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Hall, Greenville Technical College – Northwest Campus, 8109 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29607 View map here.
Cost: $40 per person (lunch included). $20 for SC New & Beginning Farmer Program participants.

Participants will:

  • Learn about different ways to structure labor on your farm including apprenticeship, paid hourly workers, temporary workers, volunteers.
  • Discover best practices for managing people on the ground.
  • Learn how to incorporate education on the farm.
  • Understand legal considerations you need to know about your labor structure.
  • Clarify the financial process for paying workers or apprentices.
  • Be aware of equity issues with on-farm labor.
  • Hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in South Carolina.

This is an official SC New and Beginning Farmer Program educational event.

Organic Growers School is proud to partner with the following organizations to present this workshop:

If you have any questions, please email Sera at farmer-programs@organicgrowersschool.org.

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and funding in part by Carolina Farm Credit, Community Foundation of WNC, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, French Broad Food Co-op, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Valley - Farmers Advocating for Organic Farming, Simply Organic 1%, Hendersonville Community Co-op, WNCW, and by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341. Read more about Farmer Programs' Funding Partners here.

Sera Deva

Author: Sera Deva

Sera Deva has a B.S. in Microbiology and Agroecology from The Evergreen State College. She was hired at OGS as the Farmer Programs Associate in 2016, and as the Conference Coordinator in 2017. When she’s not geeking out over genetics, systems theory or soil hydrology, she spends her time working for farmers, homesteading, and river jumping in the South Toe Valley.

Organic Growers School, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians for 25 years.

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