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 4-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: Fall 2020 dates & location will be announced Summer 2020.
Cost: $40 per person (dinner included) or $30 for Apprentice Link farmers, Farm Beginnings® graduates, and WNC CRAFT members
- 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 WNC.
For questions, please contact our Director of Programs & Human Resources, Nicole DelCogliano, at firstname.lastname@example.org
OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: CLIF bar Family Foundation, Southern Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education UNFI Foundation, WNC Bridge Foundation, Harry Chapin Foundation, Walnut Cove, New Visions, and USDA Rural Development. Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, Earth Tools, Buchi, Living Web Farms, Gaia Herbs and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are WNCW, Asheville FM and BPR. .