G.S. Long Winter AG Academy 2023
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYONE
Three Tracks Running Concurrently
Yakima Convention Center (January 25)
Wenatchee Convention Center (January 31)
Three Rivers Convention Center (February 2)
Owner/HR – Labor & Employment Track (English)
This track is a must for agriculture employers, HR professionals, and managers to attend to stay well-informed of the ever-changing labor and employment laws and rules for seasonal employers. Attend this track to make sure you are knowledgeable of and in compliance with key issues including: current federal and state updates; understanding overtime and compensation restrictions; HR best practices such as conducting a proper internal investigation, filling out updated I-9s, and fostering good leadership qualities; and equitable employment explained. Receive valuable materials and get your questions answered from top labor and employment professionals.
Supervisor/Crew Leaders – Leadership Skills (Spanish)
Your supervisors and crew leaders are the face of your organization. Make sure they are equipped with the tools they need to be successful. With the high cost of labor, the return on your investment hinges on whether your supervisors and crew leaders can inspire and motivate workers. This track focuses on how to become better managers who create and foster a workplace that brings out the best in your workforce. Through role-playing exercises and discussion of management theories and practices, your leaders will learn communication skills, motivational tactics, cultural sensitivity, and goal alignment. They will learn how to identify and address problems promptly, when and how to administer discipline, and strategies for dealing with outside influences. Keep your labor force leaders motivated and send them to a location near you!
Workers - Training to the Worker Protection Standards (Spanish)
If you have employees working directly with or around pesticides, this workshop is an excellent opportunity for you to provide them with Accredited and Documented Training. All training is hands-on and directly administered by experienced WSDA trainers. All participants will receive a WSDA Handler Card upon course completion – no testing required. Six WSDA Pesticide recertification credits will be available for licensed participants.