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 the farmer focus group, Exploring Novel Approaches to Farm Labor, at the CT NOFA Winter Conference in Middletown on March 7th from 12:30—1:45. [A vegetarian box lunch will be provided] We will discuss three potential farm labor models and the opportunities, challenges, and interests of each one. Be prepared to provide your input and feedback! Register now by clicking here. We are seeking small to mid-scale diversified fruit and vegetable farmers in Connecticut (and New England + New York) 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. An electronic gift card of $50 will be provided.
FYI – A second opportunity to participate will be in the evening of March 30th at CT Farm Bureau Association, time tbd.
This project is funded by a Northeast SARE Novel Approaches grant, LNE19-386R.