Federation of Agricultural Employers

MTA is founded in 1945 by national farmers’ organisations and has 1 300 member employers

Main Activities

  • Lobbying for employers’ interests on labour market
  • Service for member employers in matters of employment
  • Collective agreements with the Industrial Union for above mentioned branches
  • Actual collective agreements for period 1st February 2020 – 31st January 2022
  • Memberorganisation of Geopa/Copa (Agricultural Employers in Europe)
Learn more about Activities (in Finnish)

Member branches


  • agricultural production and enterprises connecting to private farms
  • farm tourism
  • riding and trot stables
  • pisciculture


  • greenhouse production
  • garden centres

Landscape gardening

  • green area construction and maintenance

Fur farming

  • fur farms
  • fur feed enterprises


  • private forest owners as employers

Office in Helsinki with four persons

(email: )

  • Managing director Kristel Nybondas
  • Legal advisor Minna Marttila
  • Legal advisor Manuela Tallberg-Nygård
  • Office secretary Heidi Nemlander