NWMHRC Labor Meeting

Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: Jackie Baase at 231-946-1510

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Labor has become an increasingly pressing problem for growers across Michigan. Too often, crops are left in the field or orchard due to a shortage of workers. This meeting will help address some of the current challenges growers are facing and solutions on how to better retain quality workers on the farm. Experts from the following organizations will be present to help answer important questions or concerns about labor issues: Michigan Farm Bureau, the Telamon Corporation, ICE, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture, Office of Migrant Affairs and Michigan State University Extension. The meeting will discuss the H2A program and how it can be used on the farm, and will host a panel of growers that have had recent experiences with on-farm audits and their associated paperwork. The program will end with a talk on how good communication can improve worker retention on the farm.

The cost of this meeting is $25 payable at the door and includes lunch and breaks.

If you are interested in attending this important meeting, please contact Jackie Baase at 231-946-1510 before March 14th; an agenda is available.

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