Labor Roadshow VI
November 9 - November 10, 2022November 22, 2022
8:30am - 4:30pm
CCE Saratoga Auditorium
50 W High St
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Ag Workforce Development Council
Richard Stup, Ph.D.
email Richard Stup, Ph.D.
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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Do you have a plan in place for transferring your farm business to the next generation? This is a FREE 3-week series.
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Apple Tree Pest and Disease IPM
March 28, 2023
1.5 DEC credits for categories 1a, & 22.
Dave Balbian is RetiringI have decided that it's time to retire. I find myself at a point in time where I'm now beginning to work with the 3rd generation of people on the farms in our region. It's time to bring in some new young blood into the team. June 28th will be my last official day on the job. I've enjoyed working with you all. The real satisfaction I've had with my work has been seeing producers take my advice and then be successful with it as they moved their business and family forward.
We're Hiring!Dairy Management Specialist
As the Dairy Management Specialist, you will plan, implement, and evaluate educational programs that address producer-identified needs and opportunities, emphasizing dairy management for dairy producers. Other responsibilities include:
- Providing producers and industry with a framework to analyze production and management alternatives and to maximize profit opportunities.
- Collaborate with a diverse mix of farms throughout the region (i.e., conventional, organic, large/small, artisan, processing, etc.) to develop and implement effective education and applied research programs.
- Analyzing and evaluating major program efforts with the input of all program partners and making recommendations for enhancing these efforts.
- Participating in regional, statewide, and national professional organizations.
- Initiating and conducting field demonstrations and in-depth applied research projects appropriate to the needs of commercial dairy production.
- Individually and collaboratively exploring and pursuing new and additional funding sources to enhance and extend program opportunities.
- Planning and implementing educational programs utilizing various methods, including direct teaching, group experiences, mass media, newsletters, electronic technology, and internet use.
- Preparing quarterly reports and yearly impact statements on program progress and accomplishments.