Related ATTRA Publication:
California Guide to Labor Laws for Small Farms
The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition is introducing Freelance Farmhands, a listing of experienced farm workers who have been recommended by a previous employer in the region. These workers can be contacted about short-term work opportunities on farms and ranches in Western Montana. This shared pool of workers provide farmers and ranchers easy access to experienced workers who can assist regular staff for short-term projects. To be included in the list, workers must be recommended by a farmer who employed them previously. Farmers and ranchers are expected to utilize the list as a shared, supplemental labor resource. The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition hopes to build a management guide for this tool to share with other farm regions after the 2018 season.