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Payroll Essentials for Farmers in WA State

December 31, 2025

Specialized Resources for Food Business Owners

Are you ready to start hiring employees now or in the near future and want to better understand payroll? In this presentation, accountant Jocelyn Campbell covers the essentials around payroll for farmers in Washington state. Topics include new hire forms, payroll requirements (e.g. sick leave, overtime, state and federal taxes), how to categorize employees, and a brief overview of payroll systems. The links in the presentation will be available upon request after registration. Please contact fbrc@businessimpactnw.org for more information.

Thank you to the WA State Department of Agriculture who helped fund this presentation through their Specialty Crop Block Grant.


About the presenter

Jocelyn grew up and raised her two kids in the woodsy suburbs of Seattle. Her passion for sustainability led her to spend 7 years in Montana helping to manage a 220-acre permaculture education site. As of mid-2020, Jocelyn is joyfully back in the Seattle area, growing her accounting business, gardening, and pushing farm-to-table food onto her friends and family. In her corporate days, Jocelyn was the accounting manager for the builder of an urban village designed community. There, she gained valuable experience with annual corporate audits, non-profit accounting, and learned that some corporations really do walk the talk of a triple bottom line. Now, Jocelyn’s favorite businesspeople are the mom-and-pops, family owners, or solopreneurs – especially those with small farms and non-profits. Three years ago, Emily (Jocelyn’s daughter), and one year ago, Melinda, (Jocelyn’s friend for decades – we won’t say how long!) joined the team that is Alchemilla Services LLC to provide bookkeeping and payroll services in addition to Jocelyn’s QuickBooks consulting.


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