Labor Management Series: Communication and Delegation April 5th, April 12th, April 26th 2021 Join Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and collaborating organizations for a free, three-part labor management
April 5th, April 12th, April 26th 2021
Join Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) and collaborating organizations for a free, three-part labor management series this spring designed to help you support a strong, safe, and equitable farming season with employees.
All are Zoom based.
Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees and Apprentices – April 12th, 4-6 pm EST (1-3pm PST)
Join Equality Maine and a panel of queer farmers to learn and discuss some of the best ways to support LGBTQ+ employees and apprentices on your farm. Beginning with an introductory and interactive training, farmers will learn basics such as the differences between gender and sexuality and the importance of respecting pronouns. The second half will feature a panel of queer farmers and farm workers from Maine speaking about their experiences.
Addressing and Preventing Sexual Harassment on Small Farms – April 26th, 4-5:30 pm (1-2:30 PST)
Designed for farmers, this training will feature Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine providing definitions, examples, and strategies for responding to as well as preventing sexual harassment in a variety of settings. They will discuss Maine and Federal laws, but cannot give legal advice. After the presentation, SASSMM will highlight farms who have current sexual harassment policies, and SASSMM staff will facilitate a question-and-answer session for farmers hoping to implement their own policies.
In this first session on Communication and Delegation, Anne Devin of Chase Stream Farm will teach skills for farm managers to make sure their workers understand the overarching goal, and are given the tools to execute the task based on mission-type orders. She will introduce the topic and technique followed by break-out group practice time. Farm Coaches Polly Shyka and Karen Groat will discuss delegation tips and introduce the Farm Coaching program.
(Monday) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm