AJP will be at Marbleseed’s 2024 Organic Farming Conference! We hope to see you there. Feel free to reach out and set up a time to meet or chat, or come by our table in the exhibition hall.
Also be sure to check out our workshop Building Fairness and Cooperation at Your Farm at 1:30-3:00 PM on Sat. Feb, 24:
Small farms thrive on healthy, fair relationships among farmers, workers, and customers. When everyone is treated with respect and care, they make the farm more productive, safe, and resilient in the face of challenges. We’ll touch on the legal requirements of employing workers, then spend the bulk of the time on fair labor practices and ways to build a more fair and collaborative workplace, based on the standards of the Agricultural Justice Project. Fair practices help you retain and attract dedicated employees, prevent injuries, resolve conflicts, persuade customers to pay fair prices for your produce, and build a workplace culture of solidarity and cooperation that benefits everyone on the farm and beyond. We’ll also touch on opportunities to earn preferred status as a wholesale vendor with institutions that pursue values-based sourcing (e.g., Good Food Purchasing Program, Healthcare Without Harm, Real Food Challenge).