Farmer workshop: Farm Labor

Farm Labor: Rules and Regulations, Management Strategies, Apprenticeship, and Effective On-Farm Mentorship

Mar 15, 2013
1pm – 4pm
Free

hosted by NOFA-NH

UNHCE Conference Room
315 Daniel Webster Hwy
Boscawen NH

Deciding to hire employees or take on interns and apprentices is a major step in any farm operation’s long-term plan. Often the biggest questions revolve around rules and regulations (How do I do this legally?) and management strategies (How do I teach my apprentices and farm workers the skills they need to be effective), and equitable compensation (How can I plan to make it work out financially?).

Law for Food, a Vermont based law firm focused on farmers and food entrepreneurs, will address NH Labor Law and definitions as it pertains to farm workers and apprentices. Using The On-Farm Mentor’s Guide: Practical Approaches to Teaching on the Farm (NESFI)*, we’ll discuss mentorship and apprenticeship program development, and how it relates to your whole farm plan. We’ll close the session with a farmer panel focused on on-farm labor management strategies and successes, with a question and answer session to follow.

Presenters include: Kenneth Miller (Law for Food), Christine Pressman (Foggy Hill Farm, NH), Seth Wilner (UNHCE), Seth Kroek (Crystal Spring Community Farm, ME), Stacy Brenner (Broadturn Farm, ME), Greg Berger (Spring Ledge Farm, NH), and Ray Conner (NOFA-NH).

Please RSVP with Ray Conner at bof@nofanh.org.

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