Harvest Leader Manual

  Database: harvest leader signup


Harvest Leader Signup is the central page for information for harvest leaders. It has links to resources and a table of harvests that are available for harvest leaders to sign up for. It lists smaller harvests for harvest leaders and co-leaders to sign up to lead. Large harvests are not usually on this list and are assigned by the Harvest Director.

Crops are placed on this list at the beginning of the season from the registered crops list. Some have been picked before and some have not. In most cases, the harvest leader who signs up for the crop is making the first contact with the crop owner that year. The first questions, then, are whether the crop is available that year and if the owner wants the crop harvested. This is followed by arranging for scouting.

After leaders have signed up to lead a harvest on this page, the harvest may be removed from the list so that the ones still needing leaders can be seen easily without having to scroll through a lot of harvests that already have leaders. The harvests you sign up to lead can still be found on the Harvests page, the Season Planner list view, and the 'My upcoming harvests' link on this page.

To see more details about a crop, click on the link in the Crop & owner column. To volunteer to be the harvest leader, simply type your first and last names in the Leader column and click on 'Sign up to lead.' You must be a certified harvest leader to lead. To sign up to co-lead the harvest, put your first and last names in that column. You must be a trainee leader or a certified leader to co-lead.

You will receive an email with all the details about the crop and the harvest. The date that is shown may be an actual scheduled date that has already been arranged OR an estimate based on previous harvests OR the ripe date which was given by the crop owner. Crop readiness can vary by several weeks from year-to-year and this should be kept in mind when signing up to lead. It is far better to contact the owner a little early than too late.

The top table has links to primary information resources. The main table has the following columns:

Date: This date may come from any of three sources depending on the stage of planning. If the harvest date has been decided with the owner then that is displayed. If the actual harvest date has not been set then the date shown is only an estimate. First, if there has been a previous harvest of the crop, that date is shown. If there has been no previous harvest, the date shown is the date that the owner gave as the ripe date.

Date based on: This can be the actual harvest date, previous harvest date, or the ripe date.

Crop & owner: The type of produce and the crop owner's last name.

Crop size: How many plants, trees, acres, etc. If no units are shown it is the number of plants.

Area: The general location of the crop

Other Info:Additional information about the crop. This may be the post-harvest summary from a previous harvest, or the announcement information from the harvest list page.

Trainee or co-leader: The name of the harvest co-leader or trainee leader. If a co-leader or trainee has not been assigned, then there is a space to sign up.

Leader: The harvest leader. If a leader has not been assigned, then there is a space to sign up to lead this harvest.

The drop-down list labeled '-- select leader --' can be used to select a particular leader or trainee and then clicking the button will go to a page listing the harvests, with details, for just that person.



Harvest Leader Signup is the central page for information for harvest leaders. It has links to resources and a table of harvests that are available for harvest leaders to sign up for. It lists harvests for harvest leaders and co-leaders to sign up to lead. Large harvests are on this list and are assigned by the Harvest Director.

Crops are placed on this list at the beginning of the season from the registered crops list. Some have been picked before and some have not. In most cases, the harvest leader who signs up for the crop is making the first contact with the crop owner that year. The first questions, then, are whether the crop is available that year and if the owner wants the crop harvested. This is followed by .

After leaders have signed up to lead a harvest on this page, the harvest may be removed from the list so that the ones still needing leaders can be seen easily without having to scroll through a lot of harvests that already have leaders. The harvests you sign up to lead can still be found on the Harvests page, the Season Planner list view, and the 'My upcoming harvests' link on this page.

To see more details about a crop, click on the link in the Crop & owner column. To volunteer to be the harvest leader, simply type your first and last names in the Leader column and click on 'Sign up to lead.' You must be a harvest leader to lead. To sign up to co-lead the harvest, put your first and last names in that column. You must be a to co-lead.

You will receive an email with all the details about the crop and the harvest. The date that is shown may be an actual scheduled date that has already been arranged OR an estimate based on previous harvests OR the ripe date which was given by the crop owner. Crop readiness can vary by several weeks from year-to-year and this should be kept in mind when signing up to lead. It is far better to contact the owner a little early than too late.

The top table has links to primary information resources. The main table has the following columns:

Date: This date may come from any of three sources depending on the stage of planning. If the harvest date has been decided with the owner then that is displayed. If the actual harvest date has not been set then the date shown is only an estimate. First, if there has been a previous harvest of the crop, that date is shown. If there has been no previous harvest, the date shown is the date that the owner gave as the ripe date.

Date based on: This can be the .

Crop & owner: The type of produce and the crop owner's last name.

Crop size: How many plants, trees, acres, etc. If no units are shown it is the number of plants.

Area: The general location of the crop

Other Info:Additional information about the crop. This may be the post-harvest summary from a previous harvest, or the announcement information from the harvest list page.

Trainee or co-leader: The name of the harvest co-leader or trainee leader. If a co-leader or trainee has not been assigned, then there is a space to sign up.

Leader: The harvest leader. If a leader has not been assigned, then there is a space to sign up to lead this harvest.

The drop-down list labeled '-- select leader --' can be used to select a particular leader or trainee and then clicking the button will go to a page listing the harvests, with details, for just that person.



Ripe harvest leaders:
Can sign up only as leader, not as co-leader.
Can sign up for any harvests that are listed.
Must go back to the master harvest list to see which harvests they are scheduled to lead.
Dates in the list are based on which of these: 1) Ripeness date, 2) Previous harvest date, 3) Actual scheduled date.
1) and 2)
2) and 3)
All of them.
If a crop has not been harvested before, the date is based on:
The harvest leader's certification date.
When it is expected to be ripe.
The date the crop was registered.
The first thing to do after signing up to lead a harvest is:
Make a preliminary contact with the crop owner to remind them that they are on our list and to confirm that they want to have the crop harvested.
Go to the listed address to scout the crop.
Compare the ripeness date with your schedule to find possible harvest dates.