Duncan Family Farms Expands Employee Education and Advancement Program
- by Kayla Webb
BUCKEYE, AZ — Duncan Family Farms announced the expansion of its DFF University continuing education program for employees. A longtime advocate and provider of employee support and training, the company formalized the program to sharpen its focus on helping team members advance their skills and grow their careers.
“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, in a recent press release. “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.”
With Duncan Family Farms continued steady expansion, the company thought it was essential to implement technology and a curriculum that allows for standardized employee education across its seven locations. With courses like Our Culture, Management Musts, Food Safety Protocols, and Turning Leadership Aspirations into Action, DFF University’s curriculum covers everything from management practices, technical skills, operational expertise, language skills, team collaboration, and mentorship, as well as prepares employees for purposeful, sustainable company growth. And every course is 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!"
Duncan Family Farms, a leading grower of organic baby lettuce and greens, kales, and herbs, employs approximately 500 people across seven locations, including its most recent operations in Oregon and New York.
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