In Their Own Words - What Farm Employees Value in a Work Experience
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Hired labor is crucial to the success of many diversified vegetable
farms. Yet farm owners struggle to attract and retain employees,
and many of those employees struggle to build a sustainable career
for themselves in this industry. In this session, we will dig into what
employees value in a work experience, key challenges they face, and
retention factors. Our discussion is grounded in data collected from
nearly 200 farmworkers across the country between 2019 and 2022,
as well as co-presenters’ first-hand experience as farm employees.
By: Abby Benson, Sarah Janes Ugoretz, Magdalen Ng