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Monday, November 29 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Employee Perspectives on Thriving Work Environments

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What motivates farm staff to return year after year to the same farm job? Straight from the horse's mouth, this session will feature a panel of employees highlighting some of the key reasons they choose to return to the same farm each season. This session will be a good learning opportunity for both employees and employers looking to find ways to strengthen their work relationships and improve staff retention.

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Taylor Mendell

Footprint Farm
Taylor Mendell is a farmer, mother, and efficiency nerd. She and her husband run Footprint Farm in Starksboro Vermont, USA. They grown vegetables for a CSA, local restaurants, caterers, and a food co-op. Taylor also shares business planning, decision making, goal setting, and efficiency... Read More →
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Sunil Puri

Farmer, Feel Free Farm
Sunil is a mixed race settler farmer of Punjabi and Jewish decent living and growing on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. Sunil works part time as a field hand and operator at Manorun Organic Farm, and runs his own market... Read More →
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Jason Vistoli

Nith Valley Organics
Jason is the assistant manager and farmer at Nith Valley Organics. Father, grateful and always wanting to learn more!
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Brian Tammi

Humble Bee
Brian Tammi is a first generation farmer from Hamilton, ON. He spent the last 15 years working in agriculture and focuses on soil health and organic production of fruit and vegetable crops. He entered agriculture as a seasonal labourer and soon committed to a career in farming. After... Read More →
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Lara Jerome

Field Manager, Fertile Ground Farm
Lara is inspired by the power of our relationship to food for creating healthy communities. Since 2013, she's worked in a diversity of environments where people and food connect: on farms, food policy councils, in community gardens, and with local food producers and retailers in Waterloo... Read More →

Monday November 29, 2021 11:30am - 1:00pm EST
Online over Zoom