Enhancing the Workforce for the Future: 2015 Ag Labor & Farm Safety Meeting

Date: March 20, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Winding Brook Conference Center, Shepard, MI
Contact: 231-533-8818, moorest@anr.msu.edu.

This program has been cancelled. For more information, contact Stan Moore at moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.

Cost:  $35 per attendee (includes lunch, breaks, and materials)

Agenda:

  • Workforce Development Agency and Local Michigan Migrant Resource Council Services - Benita Rendon-Murray or Feliciano Paredes, Agricultural Employment Specialists, State of Michigan
  • Recruiting Workers and the H2A Program -  Gerardo Aranda and Feliciano Paredes, State Monitor Advocates
  • On-Farm Communication is Critical - Stan Moore, MSU Extension
  • Ag Labor UpdatesDOL Compliance Issues on Farms and How you can be Prepared for Audits - Craig Anderson, Agricultural Labor and Safety Services Program, Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Affordable Care Act Update - Adam Kantrovich, MSU Extension
  • I-9 Update and IMAGE Presentation - Cory Howe & Blair Babcock or John Ross & Todd Ovenhouse, Agents,  ICE, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Lunch
  • Dairy and Swine Confinement Facilities: Containing Worker Health and Safety Risks (3 RUP Credits)
    • What is An Agricultural Safety & Health Management System and Why Do I Need It? 
    • MIFACE Agricultural Update
    • Swine (or Dairy) Herd Management: The Caretaker Perspective - Hazard Management
    • What a Change in Container Labeling
    • Local Issues

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