Oct 10, 2022
Georgia forum examines ag labor issues, laws

The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum features two days of updates and discussion from regulators and leading ag industry experts.

The forum, Nov. 9-10, returns to Tifton, Georgia, in a new location, the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Georgia Museum of Agriculture.

The format and design of the event allows ag employers, human resource managers and administrators to have active discussions on how to navigate the challenge of finding and maintaining a consistent workforce in a complex regulatory environment.

Registration is online, and a reduced rate for early registration is available through Nov. 4.

“Our presenters are recognized leaders in helping employers understand complex compliance and regulatory issues,” Chris Butts of the GFVGA said in a news release. “Ag employers use this information to provide safe and healthy work environments and to ensure they are meeting the needs of both domestic and guest workers. If the success of your ag business depends on a consistent and reliable workforce, this forum will help you in that quest.”

Topics include:

  • Department of Labor insights and findings
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace
  • Employee communication and reputation management
  • What every farmer needs to know before hiring and working with a farm labor contractor
  • Indications of labor trafficking
  • H-2A and H-2B updates

The conference is made possible by the support of groups representing the wide variety of food and fiber produced and processed by Georgia’s leading industry, agriculture.

“The partners that make this event possible are names we know and trust and represent a broad mix of industry segments,” Butts said in the release. “We are proud to partner with these organizations to bring this important information to all Georgians involved in Agriculture.”




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