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   Duncan Family Farms Expands Employee Education And Advancement Program
by Duncan Family Farms
Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:08AM EDT

Buckeye, AZ  — Duncan Family Farms, a leading grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales, and herbs with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, has announced the expansion of its DFF University continuing education program for employees. A longtime advocate and provider of employee support and training, the company has formalized the program to sharpen its focus on helping team members advance their skills and grow their careers.

Duncan Family Farms employs approximately 500 people across seven locations, including their most recent operations in Oregon and New York. With their continued steady expansion, it was essential to implement technology and a curriculum that will allow for standardized employee education at all their locations.

"One of the goals in creating DFF University was to develop a framework that will allow the program to continue delivering benefits to our employees now and in the future," said Tina Huff, VP of Human Resources. "Too often, well-intended education efforts run out of steam over time and are abandoned. We're implementing cutting-edge course management technology and an education oversight committee as part of our commitment to supporting the educational and career needs of our workforce for the long-term."

DFF University is designed to address two key areas: collaboration among teams and team members, and preparation for purposeful, sustainable company growth. The curriculum covers areas such as management practices, technical skills, operational expertise, language skills and mentorship with course titles including Our Culture, Management Musts, Food Safety Protocols and Turning Leadership Aspirations into Action. Each was created to align with the company's values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity, Community, Team and Respect. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

"Duncan Family Farms is committed both to people and to excellence," said Huff. "DFF University is designed to support these endeavors with career path courses focused on two of our fundamental principles: collaboration and growth. We are excited to fuel the ongoing legacy of Duncan Family Farms!"

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About Duncan Family Farms
Duncan Family Farms is a family-owned, multi-regional grower of approximately 8,000 acres of certified organic produce, specializing in baby lettuces and greens, kales and herbs using sustainable, state-of-the-art farming practices. Founded in 1985 by Arnott and Kathleen Duncan, the company is one of the largest growers of organic produce, nationally recognized for their environmentally-sensitive farming techniques and premium-quality food for processors and foodservice distributors. To learn more, visitduncanfamilyfarms.com.

Source: Duncan Family Farms


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