Jan 17, 2022
Labor contractors’ group offers supervisor development program

The California Farm Labor Contractors Association is hosting several classes focused on its Ag Supervisor Development Program.

“We launched this training program for supervisors, mayordomos, and crew leaders late last year, partly through USDA/NIFA grant funding,” said Nigel Bocanegra, CFLCA executive director.

We cover a variety of topics over two days, helping ensure the front-line management team has the training and resources they need to be successful.

“Field supervisors, mayordomos, and crew leaders are the front line of your management team,” a description of the CFLCA classes reads. “These leaders can ensure quality production, compliance with company policies, and keep your operation running smoothly and efficiently. However, inadequately trained supervisors can provoke significant legal and financial risks, poor quality work, higher injury rates, increased worker turnover, and costly regulatory penalties and lawsuits.

“Protect your business by investing in professional development for you or key staff. Ensure they understand critical regulations, and have the personnel management skills to enforce policies, foster a safe work environment, and promote worker satisfaction and retention.”

Through this highly interactive training supervisors will practice skills and gain knowledge on topics most important to their success and that of your business including:

  • Supervisor Roles & Responsibilities
  • Communication & Conflict Management
  • Wage & Hour Regulations
  • Federal Requirements & MSPA
  • New Employee Onboarding & Training
  • Harassment & Discrimination Prevention*
  • Managing Injuries & Workers’ Comp
  • Worker Health & Safety

*Fulfills California harassment prevention training requirements for supervisory personnel

The 12-hour certificate program is held over two days, with an additional mandatory 1-hour employer orientation, and follow up performance survey to support your supervisors in their professional development.

The supervisory seminar is conducted in Spanish. Our expert bilingual instructors have over 45 years’ experience in agricultural safety compliance, risk management, employment law/regulations, leadership development, and employee relations.

Class sizes are limited for enhanced learning and skills development.

  • Discounts are offered for CFLCA Members, and early registration (6+ days). If space is available, day of registration is offered at an increased rate.
  • Includes morning coffee and a boxed lunch for in-person attendees.
  • All communications will be sent to the email address provided upon registering.
  • All in-person attendees must comply with the COVID-19 Safety Policy:

– Upon checking in the morning of the program, all attendees are required to provide proof of complete vaccination (two weeks from the last shot) and/or a negative COVID-19 test performed within 5 days prior to the event.

– All attendees are required to wear face coverings over both nose and mouth, and maintain physical distancing throughout the seminar.

– Failure to provide documentation of vaccination/negative test, or failure comply with safety regulations will result in removal from the seminar, cancellation of registration, and forfeit all registration fees.


Location  ASDP Class Schedule
Employer Orientation**
Santa Maria

Register here

Feb. 1 at 7:30am-3:15pm

Feb. 2 at 7:30am-2:15pm

Jan. 31 at 9:00-10:00am

Held virtually online


Register here

Feb. 15 at 7:30am-3:15pm

Feb. 16 at 7:30am-2:15pm

Feb. 14 at 9:00-10:00am

Held virtually online


Register here

Mar. 9 at 7:30am-3:15pm

Mar. 10 at 7:30am-2:15pm

Mar. 8 at 9:00-10:00am

Held virtually online


Register here

Mar. 22 at 7:30am-3:15pm

Mar. 23 at 7:30am-2:15pm

Mar. 18 at 9:00-10:00am

Held virtually online


Register here

Apr. 5 at 7:30am-3:15pm

Apr. 6 at 7:30am-2:15pm

Apr. 4 at 9:00-10:00am

Held virtually online

**All Employer Orientations are held in English. Participation is required by the registered supervisor’s employer or immediate manager.

Want to host a private training at your operation? Click here for pricing and contact details.

Current Issue

The buzz about the coming wave of cicadas

Powerful grapevine gene fights downy mildew

GLEXPO Bus Tour: Where farm marketers exchange ideas

BeeHero provides pollination solutions for real-time decisions

Q&A with Elina Niño: Honeybee health in 2024

Business: Why every operation needs two succession plans

Farm Market & Tourism: Develop a rewards program

Ag Labor Review: Supreme Court could provide regulation relief


see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower