Employee Management


Workshop audio recording from the 2017 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Chris Blanchard
Saturday Session I

Employees make it possible to get more done, but managing them takes dedicated time, energy and processes. Whether you manage one seasonal worker or a year-round crew, learn how to create a productive, positive work environment by removing emotions from management decisions and actions, communicating clear expectations, and implementing systems for efficiency and accountability.

Chris Blanchard is a consultant and educator on farming, food, and business through Purple Pitchfork, and hosts the Farmer to Farmer Podcast. For 15 years, he owned and operated Rock Spring Farm in Iowa, growing 20 acres of organic fresh produce. His farm was known locally as “the yelling farm” before Chris decided it was time to turn things around.