Labor Roadshow VI




Event Details

Date

November 9 - November 10, 2022November 22, 2022

Time

8:30am - 4:30pm

Location

CCE Saratoga Auditorium
50 W High St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Host

Ag Workforce Development Council

Richard Stup, Ph.D.
607-255-7890



New York's Ag Workforce Development Council (AWDC) Labor Roadshow VI heads back on the road with three in person sites and one online option for 2022. The program will run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Registration is required, and payment of $65 per person is collected on site. Agenda, registration, and more details are available here.

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

 Labor continues to be the primary challenge for many farm businesses and Labor Roadshow VI tackles those challenges head-on with 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.




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