Sep 15, 2021
2021 Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum hosted by GFVGA

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is bringing the annual Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum back to the University of Georgia Tifton Conference Center on Nov. 9-10.

This event is being held in partnership with Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Agribusiness Council. This in-person event will equip owners, operators, office managers, personnel managers and service providers for the produce, nursery, landscape, dairy, cotton, forestry, peanuts, and any other agricultural professional dealing with agricultural labor relations to become compliant with new ag labor regulations in the new COVID-19 world.

“If you are involved in agriculture in any way, you have certainly faced labor challenges. This conference was built to help you overcome those challenges,” Drew Echols, Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) president, said in a news release.

“Ag labor laws and regulations are always changing, and it is important that we, as employers, stay up-to-date on the latest information from OSHA and the Department of Labor and the Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum has all the information you will need,” Echols said.

Topics this year will include Political Outlook on Ag Labor Policies; Farm Labor Modernization Act; Wage Calculations and Audit Prep; Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace; What’s up with AEWR; H-2A Updates and H-2A Basics; and H-2B Updates.

Presenters will include a who’s who of ag labor relations from both regulatory agencies and industry experts who know how to navigate the complex and often changing environment our growers face on a daily basis.

“We are excited to be hosting this annual event in-person again,” said Beth Oleson, GFVGA director of education. “With ag labor regulations always changing this is an important event for the industry. Ag labor can be a difficult aspect of farm management to navigate and by gathering over a dozen subject matter experts for this event, growers have the opportunity to get their questions answered.”

Attendees can take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Price, $225, until Oct. 8 and the price will increase to $250.

For more information and to register for this event, visit here.

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