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The Changing Agricultural Workforce
8:30 AM - Check-in and Continental breakfast
9:00 AM - Forum begins
4:30 PM - Forum ends
$60 Early Registration (through 1/3/2014)
$75 Regular Registration (after 1/3/2014)
Limited space available for this event.
Continental breakfast and lunch included in registration.
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About the forum
Finding Common Ground 2014The increasing global demand for food has implications for immigration policy, regulatory oversight, and production methods. Often overlooked is the health and well-being of agriculture workers including safety, access to health care, and successful integration into local communities. A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to assure the safety, health and welfare of the worker, reliable and productive employees, and vibrant rural communities will benefit all stakeholders.
Ensuring healthy and productive workers requires a broad perspective, inquisitive minds, and a commitment to collaborate. Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a working forum on the challenges and opportunities that the changing agriculture workforce brings for workers, employers and the community.
As a forum participant you will:
Explore the complexities of the agriculture workforce
Identify shared interests in worker health and productivity
Strengthen appreciation and respect for different perspectives
Contribute to innovative approaches for ensuring healthy and productive workers
PANELISTS (full bios)
Owner/manager of Homestead Farms, Durand WI
Dairy worker, Durand, WI
Physicians Assistant at Migrant Health Services, Inc. Rochester MN
Antonio Alba Meraz
Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension, Mankato MN
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