Peaceful Communication on the Farm: Listening Tools to Improve Understanding
February 15, 2021, from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
In the profession of farming, we often focus on improving our skills to cultivate crops or tend animals. But what about our skills cultivating and tending to farm relationships? Whether it be interactions with customers, partners, interns, employees, family or friends, communication is the way we keep all of the farm operations running. Yet, communication isn’t always easy. Misunderstandings, tensions, even conflicts can arise and be hard to face in the moment. In this interactive virtual workshop, we’ll learn simple techniques to cultivate listening skills for both professional and personal growth. Listening is one of the core ways we build trust and show respect in our relationships. Join us to practice elements of listening with exercises for the head, heart and gut.
Facilitator: Claudia Kenny, NYS Agricultural Mediation Program
Registration. This workshop is for anyone identifying as a farmer or earth worker in the Northeast U.S.*, urban and rural, including employees, interns, family members, and partners. This workshop is able to welcome a total of 25 committed participants. Registrants beyond 25 will be placed on a waitlist and notified if space becomes available. Please register here.
Last updated January 21, 2021