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May 30, 2019

Worker turnover: A hidden cost that consumes your profits

Did you know that the cost of replacing a single worker can be as much as 150 per cent of their annual salary? Do you know what your turnover costs are?

Agricultural labour advocate honoured with industry award

Longtime horticultural labour issues advisor Ken Linington has been awarded the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association Industry Award of Merit.

Government supports new tools to manage Canada's agricultural workforce

Reliable access to labour is vital for the sector to ensure it can continue to create high-quality jobs and meet the growing demand for top-quality products for Canadians and consumers around the world.
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Evaluating on-farm labour efficiency

Evaluating on-farm labour efficiency

First, let’s define labour productivity for any operation or task. It’s a ratio of the total dollar output of goods/services against the number of person-hours that output requires. It can also be measured as the ratio of output to the number of workers used to produce that output. For seasonal or part-time workers, total months worked should be added up and divided by 12 to arrive at a total number of workers. » Read more...
Saving man hours

Saving man hours with solo-user harvest carts

Sandy Shore Farms, one of Ontario’s largest growers and packers of asparagus, debuted their single-man harvest carts in their own fields four years ago. Called ‘Mantis’, the solo-user machine is an ultra-simple, gas-powered cart that increases harvest efficiency and decreases wasted time, in turn decreasing cutting crew man hours and even improving product quality. » Read more...
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Mental Health Forum

June 4
Location: Peterborough, Ont.
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Global Grape Summit

June 5 – 7
Location: London, U.K.
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