2016 Hillsdale Agriculture Labor and Farm Safety Meeting

Date: March 29, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hillsdale County MSU Extension Office, 20 Care Dr, Suite B, Hillsdale, MI 49242
Contact: Stan Moore, moorest@msu.edu, 231-533-8818

Understanding Ag Labor issues and complying with Farm Labor Laws has become increasingly and more difficult due to the changes in the laws and the numbers of issues facing farm employers. The 2016 Hillsdale Ag Labor meeting will assist you, the Ag employer, in understanding issues impacting you and your employees, help you improve upon your employee management skills, and help you develop a safety training program for your farm.


The cost is $35 per person and includes all materials, breaks and lunch.

Workshop Agenda

8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions

9 a.m. - Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Farm Labor, Stan Moore, MSU Extension 

10:10 a.m. - Using the MSU Extension Ag Labor Checklist when Hiring Workers, Adam Kantrovich, MSU Extension

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - Affordable Care Act Update, Adam Kantrovich, MSU Extension

11:30 a.m. - Agency Updates

12 p.m. - Lunch

12:45 p.m. - I-9, Image and Worksite Enforcement, Cory Howe and Blair Babcock, Special Agents, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations

1:45 p.m. - Keys to Successfully Motivating Employees, Corey Risch, MSU Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

2:15 p.m. - Developing a Safety Training Program for Your Farm, Deb Chester, MSU Department of Medicine

3:30 p.m. - Adjourn


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