Sat, Feb 26|
Left Hand Grange
Employment Boot Camp: How to Boss (A Roundtable Discussion) - In Person
In this roundtable discussion, we'll talk to seasoned farmers, new interns, and farm employees about everything from hiring tips and time tracking to communication styles, burnout, career paths, and employee retention. Come learn from your community about how to build healthy, strong farms!
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Left Hand Grange, 195 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO 80544, USA
About the event
This is a follow-up to our previous event: Employment Boot Camp: How to Hire & Pay. You can register for both, or either. Use this registration to attend the event in person. Since this event will be held indoors for an extended period of time, for the safety of all, we ask that attendees either wear a mask or show proof of a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of the event. If you plan to get tested, we recommend doing so by Wednesday (2/23) to allow for enough time to receive your results. Thanks for your help in taking care of our community!
Both working and employing people in agriculture are challenging jobs. As farm employers, we are responsible in large part for inspiring and educating the next group of farmers who will steward the land — how can we learn to be great at that? And how can we, as farm employees, help our farms be not only profitable but meaningful and joyful places to work?
This facilitated roundtable will provoke discussion among our panel of farm employers, managers, and workers about what it means to work and employ people in the challenging field of agriculture. How can we be better employers, better workers, and better teammates? How can we make work easier and more enjoyable for each other? How can we build strong relationships on our farms, and healthy farming workplaces?
After the discussion, we'll break out into smaller groups to explore topics including communication & conflict resolution, setting expectations & creating belonging, wellness & burnout, and building careers in a seasonal workplace.
Panelists will be asked to address anonymous questions from attendees. You can provide your questions to the panelists at resgistration.
Suggested reading: "Tips for building a strong farm team" by Nella Mae Parks, Savannah Moe, Brian Mandella and Brandon Kokinos, Growing for Market Magazine, November 1, 2021.
Boulder County free Covid testing sites: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19-information/testing/#free-testing