Do you want to know how farmers managed their labour needs during the COVID-19 pandemic? What are small and mid-sized farm operators saying and what are they doing to address labour supply shortages and develop sustainable employment practices? What are agricultural workers telling us they need to increase retention and to foster their continued involvement in the agroecology movement? Join the National Farmers Union – Ontario (NFU-O) farm labour project team to glean the preliminary takeaways from hundreds of discussions and survey results detailing the landscape of farm employment in the province. You can still complete the survey here. Watch the presentation, join the discussion, and share your perspectives! By participating in this EFAO community meeting you will contribute to building progressive community and policy to strengthen our local food systems.
Organizer: David Thompson (NFU-O Farm Labour Project Co-ordinator)