Sustainable farmers often seek more flexible options for meeting their diverse and fluctuating farm labor needs. At the same time, farm workers struggle to piece together stable and rewarding employment opportunities. If this sounds familiar, we have a helpful resource for you. Check out our Farmers’ Guide to Shared Labor Arrangements (23pgs), which explores one potential solution: coordinating farm labor across farms. Is such a solution feasible for your community? This guide explores such feasibility of this model through operations, ownership, business structure and financial viability. This resource was created in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.
I want to work with other businesses to hire collaboratively. Are there any creative options for me?
Hiring collaboratively with other farm businesses can address labor shortages, costs, and retention, and create a better standard of living for workers.