skip to main content

Critical Farm Labor Issues for Beginning and Start-Up Farmers

Loading player for /content/dam/vabeginningfarmer_alce_vt_edu/webinar/20150615CriticalFarmLaborIssues.mp4...

June 15, 2015

Anne Geyer, Agriberry Farm; Allyssa Mark and Kim Niewolny, Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition Program

Farm labor is important to consider when making decisions on your farm. These decisions may be about who you will hire, where you will find interns or employees, and what legal matters are relevant to you and your farm. This webinar addresses these labor issues and more to help you begin planning or expanding your farm enterprise. First, the VBFRCP team introduces you to some important farm labor topics that you will need to consider on your farm. Next, Anne Geyer of Agriberry Farm discusses Agriberry’s experiences with labor and management with a special emphasis on their Young Worker Training Program.  After the presentation, we open the floor for a question and answer session with Anne and the VBFRCP team.

June2015 Critical Labor Issues Webinar.pdf PDF of Labor Issues Presentation Slides

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2023-49400-40885. For more information about the program, contact Katie Trozzo, Program Coordinator, at or (540) 232-2233. For other questions, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director, at

For website updates, such as broken links, please contact