Cooperative Farming: Lessons in Moving Towards a Democratically Run Workplace

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Bragg, Kelly Skillingstead, Emily Smaldone and Ben Stamats, Long Hearing Farm
  • Location: Bldg. 202, Room 3
  • Track: Track C

The Long Hearing Farm team will share their work on creating a democratically run workplace and moving towards becoming a rural workers’ coop.

Join us for a facilitated discussion on why we are invested in finding shared ownership structures and transitioning away from sole proprietorship. We have five years of learning and experimenting and hope to host a candid space where the group can explore questions, share successes and challenges, and dream towards more democratically run workplaces.

About the Speaker

  • Elizabeth Bragg, Kelly Skillingstead, Emily Smaldone and Ben Stamats

    Long Hearing Farm

    Long Hearing Farm is a rural workers’ co-op and certified organic farm with a commitment to growing food as if the lives of kids in our communities matter. We are in our fifth season of feeding families in the Skagit and Stillaguamish Valleys as guests on Sauk-Suiattle, Stillaguamish and Upper Skagit lands.