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Friday, September 9, 2016

Newsletter - Labor Edition


I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!  Speaking of labor (what a transition!), here are some resources to help you understand the legal side of hiring employees and interns on farms, some labor saving tips, and recommendations for safely working with cattle.

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Legal guides:  Interns and employees
Farmer Legal Action Group (FLAG) has produced two manuals for small farms with guidance on how federal and MN State law apply to farms in these areas. 


Webinar: Tools for small scale crop production
The focus of this webinar is on hand tools, principally for vegetable production.  From the National Center for Appropriate Technology.


Article: Ten steps to better weed control
Weed management can require a lot of labor – here’s a list of ways you can reduce the time you spend handling weeds.  From University of Vermont Extension.


Videos and Factsheets:  Stockmanship

The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) has developed resources providing advice on working with cattle.  They have factsheets and videos in English and Spanish on stockmanship.  Very high quality, useful information. 

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