Harvust Helps Pt 2

Harvust Helps Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
With today’s Fruit Grower Report, I’m Bob Larson. Saving farmers time and money is what Harvust, that’s HarvUst with a U, what their software does when it comes to hiring workers and training them with effective and efficient online communications.

Harvust Co-Founder James Hall says one of the big time-savers is virtual meetings …

HALL … “And when you have employees who are out there working especially, often times piece-rate, bringing folks in to have a meeting is impacting the earnings of everyone on the farm, including the farm workers and the farm owners. And being able to communicate and train employees in a way that is more effective, more efficient, that helps everyone out.”

Another big advantage, Hall says is when it comes to the tedious task of filling out forms …

HALL … “The more time you spend trying to fill out forms and for a lot of companies because of the nature of the industry, there’s a lot of hiring forms to fill out these days, and having folks sitting inside the office filling out forms is nothing that anyone wants.”

And, Hall says the bigger the crew, the more time it takes …

HALL … “If you’re able to take an efficient process that cuts say just 10% of the time, but you can save 10% of the time for a thousand employees, that’s huge.”

Hall says Harvust is focused on improving the lives of farmers and farmworkers. That focus earned Harvust the 2021 American Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year honors.

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