Retain and support your employees.

The farm labour shortage has been identified as one of the greatest business risks in agriculture today. Putting effort into finding and keeping good people with effective human resource management can also save your farm money. The AgriHR Toolkit, developed by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) through extensive consultations with producers across Canada, offers assistance every step of the way with guides, templates, resources and the critical questions that you need to ask and answer about your business. It offers tools that you can download and customize for your farm.

Just a reminder, labour is provincially regulated so we encourage farmers to refer to the NS Labour Standards Code to ensure provincial compliance. Specifically in relation to the “Health and Safety” section of the AgriHR Toolkit, we encourage farmers to use our robust “Guide to Your Farm Safety Plan.” (, which we can guarantee meets the NS Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.