Employee Management on Market Farms


Workshop audio recordings from the 2014 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Chris and Juli McGuire, Two Onion Farm
Friday II – 2 p.m.
Most market farmers need outside labor to grow great produce, earn a profit, and enjoy farming. Two growers who have worked with forty employees over the last eight years will discuss how to manage hired labor to achieve your farm’s goals. Determine how much help you need; and write job descriptions which clarify roles on your farm and attract the best applicants. Recruit, interview, and hire the right employees for your farm and then train them to do their job well. Supervise workers and solve common workplace problems so that both you and your employees will be happy and productive.