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NY Labor Roadshow VI: November 9, 10 and 22




Event Details

Date

November 9 - November 10, 2022November 22, 2022

Time

8:30am - 4:00pm

Location

Various Locations - see below for details

Host

New York Ag Workforce Development Council



New York Labor Roadshow VI: Hold November 9, 10, and 22, 2022 - offered by New York's Ag Workforce Development Council

New York's Ag Workforce Development Council (AWDC) is organizing Labor Roadshow VI. The event heads back out on the road with the following stops (plus an online option): 

  • November 9, 2022, Genesee Community College-Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020-9704. Room T119 Lecture Hall, Conable Technology Building
  • November 10, 2022, Cayuga‐Onondaga BOCES, 1879 West Genesee Street Rd, Auburn, NY 13021. Conference Room 1, 2, 3
    November 10, 2022, Online Option: On November 10, 2022 only, the event will be broadcast via Zoom for remote audiences and recorded for paid registrants to view later. 
  • November 22, 2022, CCE Saratoga Auditorium, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 

REGISTER FOR LABOR ROADSHOW


Labor continues to be the primary challenge for many farm businesses and this event tackles those challenges head on with these topics:

  • Attracting and retaining your farm workforce
  • Management strategies in a union eligible work environment
  • TN Visas: Introduction to the program and best practices for using
  • The H-2A Program: Accessing guest workers for all types of farms
  • Producer's real world experiences with H-2A
  • Farm Safety: Real world tips for building a strong safety culture
  • Farm-provided employee housing management and development

Ag Workforce Development Council member organizations include: NEDPA, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development, Cayuga Marketing, AgriMark, Upstate Niagara, New York Farm Bureau, New York Vegetable Growers Association, New York Animal Ag Coalition, Agri-Placement Services, New York Horticultural Society, Dairy Farmers of America, Farm Credit East, Gray & Oscar LLC.

2022 AGENDA:

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:30

Registration

 

8:50 - 9:00

Welcome

 

9:00 - 9:45

Attracting and retaining your farm workforce

Richard Stup, Cornell University

9:50 - 10:40

Management strategies in a union eligible work environment

Attorney Christopher Schulte, Smith Gambrell Russell Attorney Hilary Moreira, Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

10:40 - 10:55

Break

 

11:00 - 11:30

Administration of employee relations in New York agriculture

John Wirenius, NY Public Employee Relations Board Chairperson

11:35 - 11:55

TN Visas: Introduction to the program and best practices for using

Brandon Mallory, Agri-Placement Services

12:00 - 12:15

Update to Cornell Ag Workforce Development programs

Jay Canzonier, Cornell University

12:15 -12:55

Lunch

 

1:00 - 1:30

The H-2A Program: Accessing guest workers for all types of farms

Mark Martens, Agri Placements International; other consultant

1:35 - 2:00

Producer Panel: Real employer experiences with H-2A

Maureen Torrey, Torrey Farms, and other farm employers

2:05 - 2:30

Farm Safety: Real world tips for building a strong safety culture

Farm speaker at each site

2:30 - 2:45

Break

 

2:45 - 3:00

Farm safety resources

NYCAMH staff

3:05 - 3:55

Panel: Farm-provided employee housing management and development

Facilitated by Kim Skellie, El-Vi Farms, Panel of experienced farm employers

4:00

Wrap-Up, Evaluation, Adjourn

 





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