Episode 31: Raising the Standard of Safe Farming with Amy Wolfe, President and CEO of AgSafe

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The Produce Moms Podcast

Episode 31: Raising the Standard of Safe Farming with Amy Wolfe, President and CEO of AgSafe

“AgSafe is a critical resource that helps farmers in doing what they do best.” 

This week on The Produce Moms Podcast, we’re talking with Amy Wolfe, the President and CEO of AgSafe. AgSafe’s mission is “to advance the food and farming industries commitment to a safe, sustainable workforce and food supply, by providing practical education and resources.” Their aim is to provide support for farmers, advocate for farmworkers and provide assurance to consumers that the food that made it to their tables was grown and harvested in a responsible, clean and safe manner.

“The average education of a US farmworker is 3rd grade in their native country. 89% of farmworkers speak little to no English.” 

AgSafe has grown over 700% in the last 6 years. They are resourcing farmers and farmworkers and providing integral education to help the work environments of farms meet regulatory standards to ensure the safety of the workers. Amy discusses the various methods they employ to make sure they are affecting positive change and making an incredible impact on the produce industry.

“If you’re a consumer of fresh produce, you have a voice, you have a purpose, and you have a ton of power when it comes to how our entire agriculture community makes decisions and moves forward to serve you better.” 

You can learn more about all of the work AgSafe is doing at agsafe.org. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter. Amy is on Facebook Live each week. Listen in to stay informed, and learn more about the efforts of AgSafe.  

Some Topics we talk about in this episode:

  • Introduction // Amy Wolfe – 1:14
  • What is AgSafe? – 2:42
  • What Resources Does AgSafe Provide? – 4:03
  • What Are Farm Labor Contractors? – 10:01
  • The Formation of AgSafe – 15:32
  • Advancements of AgSafe – 20:56
  • The Future of AgSafe – 27:02
  • Wrap-up – 30:00

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About Lori

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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