Agricultural Justice and Your Farm Workshop: Oct. 26 Ithaca, NY

Michael Burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Tue Oct 18 21:41:05 EDT 2011


Agricultural Justice and Your Farm

A workshop for farmers & farm employees on improving labor policies and
employer-employee relationships

Wed October 26
5-8 PM with potluck supper
EcoVillage FROG Common House
Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca, NY
Charge: $5 suggested donation

Register online now

On October 26th, The Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming will host
“Agricultural Justice and Your Farm,” a workshop for farmers and farm
employees on improving labor policies and employer-employee relationships on
the farm.

Led by Elizabeth Henderson, organic farmer and co-founder of the Agricultural
Justice Project, this workshop will help you learn how you can improve working
relationships on your farm with employee policies that go beyond legal
requirements to agreements that are negotiated and fair.

We will discuss the following:

Fostering fair working relationships on the farm between employers and employees
Reasons to go beyond legal requirements
Agricultural Justice Project standards
Freedom of association
Living wages and benefits
Health and safety
Learning contracts for interns

The Agricultural Justice Project seeks to create a market for "Domestic Fair
Trade". During the workshop, farmers will be introduced to the pilot phase of
the new “Food Justice Pledge” and “Food Justice Certified” programs, designed
to provide market recognition of farms with just working conditions and prices
that cover full production costs. All kinds of farmers are encouraged to
participate- organic, “conventional” and otherwise.

The workshop will be held at EcoVillage FROG Common House, Rachel Carson Way,
Ithaca, NY, from 5-8 p.m. on October 26th. Bring a dish to pass for potluck
supper. $5 suggested donation. Childcare is available; call 607-277-0180 no
later than October 23 to request childcare.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Groundswell Center, Agricultural Justice
Project, NOFA-NY, the Cornell Farmworker Program, and the Cornell Small Farms
Program. To register, visit the NOFA-NY online registration page or send an
email to info at groundswellcenter.org or call 607-277-0180.

For more information, visit the Agricultural Justice Project's website or
contact Elizabeth Henderson, elizabethhenderson13 at gmail.com, 585-764-8471.


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