Workforce Solutions South Plains to Host Agricultural Employer Forum

Lubbock— Agriculture employers across the South Plains are encouraged to attend the 2019 West Texas Agricultural Employer Forum on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the American Windmill Museum located at 1701 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock. Lunch will be provided. Workforce Solutions South Plains is presenting the event which will benefit employers involved in all aspects of agriculture, including; farming, ranching, cotton ginning, warehousing, dairy and vineyards.

 

A few of the topics include:

Overview of Labor Standards in Agriculture including the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural
Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

LD Harper and Jimmy Duenes, Investigators, U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

 

Texas Department of Agriculture Overview

Mark Bills, Region 1 Director, Texas Department of Agriculture

 

Addressing Human Trafficking and Sexual Harassment in Farming

Rodney Klein, Outreach and Training Manager, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

 

New Markets for Cotton

Dr. Seshadri “Ram” Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, Nonwovens and Advanced Materials lab

 

Marketing Cotton in a Volatile World

Angie Goodman, Owner and Consultant, ACG Cotton Marketing

 

The Farm Labor Drought: Using H 2A Workers to Solve Your Workforce Woes

Sabrina Houser-Amaya, The Bracero Group and

Katy Jane Seaton – Farm House Vineyard, Executive Director, Texas Plains Winegrowers

 

Don Hill, Workforce Division Director for Workforce Solutions South Plains, says, “Compliance, safety and health issues are some of the greatest obstacles facing the agriculture community today. The seminar is a concise and solution-oriented forum to help each attendee meet these challenges.”

 

For more information, or to register, contact, Sharon Judd or Joel Saucedo, at (806) 765-5038; by fax at (806) 776-1715; or email, sharon.judd@spworkforce.org.  or joel.saucedo@spworkforce.org.  Registration is free, space is limited to first 100 who RSVP.

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