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NFU-O Presents: Cultivating Best Human Resource Practices on Small and Mid-scale Farms

Wednesday January 31 @ 7:00 pm - Wednesday February 28 @ 9:00 pm

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants

Members: Free Register
Standard: Free Register

EFAO is pleased to be a supporting partner for this webinar series hosted by the National Farmers Union – Ontario!

Are you thinking about hiring staff for your farm for the very first time?

Are you looking for advice and support on how to train and manage your staff this growing season?

Join the NFU-O for a series of four 2-hour free online HR training modules, where our team of agricultural HR experts will provide a crash course on best management practices.

Join for one session, or for all!


The four sessions will cover:

(1) Hiring and Incentives – Wednesday, January 31st, 7:00pm

Find out how to hire effectively! This session will include a discussion on deciding what type of employees will work best for you, how to develop a job description and interview questions, job advertising options, and building an incentives package.



(2) HR Fundamentals – Wednesday, February 7th, 7:00pm

Scared of the paperwork? Not anymore! Learn about employment standards and legislation, health and safety and WSIB requirements; payroll and wages, grants and cost-share programs, and other general logistics.



(3) Interpersonal Dynamics, Training, & Retention – Wednesday, February 21st, 7:00pm

Want to create a friendly and co-operative work environment? You’ve come to the right place! Experts will share employee handbook and orientation designs, training and development tips, equity and discrimination policies, stress and wellbeing measures, staff retention strategies, and more.


  • Claire Perttula
  • Leslie Moskovits, Cedar Down Farm
  • Hannah Atkinson Renglich
  • Paul Wartman


(4) Planning, Task Management, & Delegation – Wednesday, February 28th, 7:00pm

Being a good manager means staying organized! Learn successful time-tracking, strategic management and planning tips. Explore a variety of staff management approaches and how to motivate and evaluate staff. Learn how you can support employee routes to equity, co-ops, and/or other partnership.



In addition to hearing from our expert panelists, participants will receive a variety of HR materials, including:

  • Job advertising and recruitment method tips
  • How-to-write job descriptions
  • Employee handbooks and orientation templates
  • Payroll and wage templates
  • Scheduling and time-tracking templates
  • Grants and cost-sharing tips
  • And more!