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PVGrows Spring Forum: "Good Food and Good Jobs in the Pioneer Valley," Neighboring Food Co-op Association Keynote, 2014

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NFCA Executive Director Erbin Crowell was keynote presenter at the PVGrows Spring Forum on "Good Food and Good Jobs in the Pioneer Valley" in Holyoke, MA, in April 2014. What are “good food jobs” and what can we do to support their creation? What role can co-operative enterprise play in building more resilient local economies that can sustain good jobs over time?

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  9. 9. www.nfca.coop( FOOD(COXOPS(&(GOOD(JOBS(   17&food&coBops,&1,250&jobs&   VT(coXops(among(top(25(employers(   Better&wages&   Average(wage(18%(higher(   More&fullBtime&jobs&   Food(coXops(62%(fullXtime(vs.(34%(   Access&to&benefits&   Ownership,(discounts,(paid(leave(   Lower&staff&turnover&   Food(coXops(36%(vs.(59%(   More&equitable&pay&ratios&   Food(coXops(average(1:3(vs.(1:5(   Longer&tenure&   Career(ladders,(skill(building(   Workplace&participation&   Participatory(and(collective(mgmt((   Buying&local&   $33(million(in(local(purchases( Doug(Hoffer((2008)( Erbin(Crowell(
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  12. 12. www.nfca.coop( STAKEHOLDERS(&(GOOD(JOBS( DOMESTIC FAIR TRADE ASSOCIATION MEMBER GROUPS FARM WORKERS ORG. MEMBERS FARMER & PRODUCER MEMBERS PROCESSOR & MARKETER MEMBERS RETAILER MEMBERS CIVIL SOCIETY / NGO MEMBERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2 SEATS 2 SEATS 2 SEATS 1 AT-LARGE 2 SEATS 2 SEATS Proposed(board(structure(for(representation(of(all(stakeholder(groups(in(governance.( (2006)( Building&stakeholder&participation&into&food&system&dialog.& Erbin(Crowell(
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  14. 14. www.nfca.coop( THANK(YOU( Erbin(Crowell( & Erbin&Crowell& Neighboring*Food*Co.op*Association* erbin@nfca.coop((//((www.nfca.coop(

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