Monday, March 16, 2015 (Norwich)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (Middlebury)
Norwich & Middlebury, Vermont
Event Links: Labor Management for Farmers, Session II (Norwich); Labor Management for Farmers, Session II (Middlebury)
Organized By: Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont
Employees make it possible to get more done, but managing workers and their work takes dedicated time, energy and processes. Whether you manage one seasonal worker or a large year-round crew, good management can make the difference between making headway on your farm's work or just creating headaches. Join veteran farmer and educator Chris Blanchard to learn how to create a productive, positive work environment by communicating clear expectations and implementing systems for efficiency and accountability.
This workshop will cover systems for removing emotion from management decisions and actions, implementing effective leadership, practical tools to increase employee satisfaction and productivity, employee recruitment and dismissal, and how to collect and use labor information to make operational and investment decisions.