2014 Cadillac Agriculture Labor / Farm Safety Meeting

Date: March 19, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Wexford County MSU Extension, 401 N. Lake Street, Cadillac MI, 49601
Contact: Stan Moore, moorest@msu.edu, 231-533-8818

Understanding Ag Labor issues and complying with Farm Labor Laws has become increasingly more difficult due to the changes in the laws and the numbers of issues facing farm employers. The 2014 Cadillac Michigan Ag Labor meeting will assist you, the Ag employer, in understanding issues impacting you and your employees. There will be an update on labor regulations that impact farms. The afternoon program will feature “Updating Farm Safety Plans and Training Series: Promoting a Safety and Health Management System for Agriculture.”

Registration Fee: $35 per person

On-line registration: http://events.anr.msu.edu/aglabor14/

Workshop Agenda:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Registration and Refreshments
  • 9 a.m. - Welcome - Moderator: Kathy Lee, MSU Extension
  • 9 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. “I-9 Update and IMAGE Presentation” Blair Babcock & Cory Howe, Agents, ICE, Homeland Security Investigations
  • 9:40 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. “Workforce Development Agency and local Michigan Migrant Resource Council Services” Rose Rangel, Agricultural Employment Specialist, State of Michigan
  • 9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. “Why Would I Want to Work for Your Farm - Recruiting and Retaining Farm Labor” Stan Moore, MSU Extension
  • 10:10 a.m. – Break
  • 10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Ag Labor Updates Craig Anderson, Agricultural Labor and Safety Services Program, Michigan Farm Bureau ACA and Potential Labor Supply Issues Immigration Reform—Not Just a Specialty Crop Issue Proper Employment Procedures & Wages Employer Provided Housing “DOT” Update
  • 11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Employee Handbooks Stan Moore, MSU Extension
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. How the Affordable Care Act Effects Agriculture Adam Kantrovich, MSU Extension
  • 12:15 p.m. – Lunch (Farm Safety Meeting will begin immediately after lunch)
  • 1 p.m. - Updating Farm Safety Plans and Training Series: Promoting a Safety and Health Management System for Agriculture (*** 3 RUP Credits ***) Emergency Responders and Farms Agricultural Safety and Health Management System Implementation MIFACE Agricultural Update Farm Hazard Assessments What Are These New Symbols on the Container Label Local Issues Craig Anderson, Michigan Farm Bureau & Deb Chester, Michigan State University
  • 4 p.m. - Adjourn

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