The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) is inviting farmers and anyone else who works in agriculture to attend its 2023 Produce Labor Conference, Dec. 14, at the Pueblo Convention Center.
In addition to networking, the conference will open with an overview of labor research, updates and compliance. Attendees will learn about changes to the federal H-2A program, new opportunities to hire farmworkers from El Salvador and the newest employer requirements under Colorado labor laws. This will be a solutions-oriented event, where those in the ag labor sector come together to learn and to discuss solutions to Colorado agriculture’s acute farm labor shortage.
Additionally, break-out educational sessions include Tips for Getting Started in H-2A, Innovations in Worker Health and Safety, Mechanization for Small and Mid-Size Farms, Employer Software for Tracking Hours and Breaks, and Tapping into the New Ag Worker Services Program. The conference will wrap up with a focus on farm owner strategies to manage costs under Colorado’s new overtime and other rules.
Registration for the one-day event, including lunch, is $50 for members and $70 for non-members. Booth space is available for vendors with products and services for Colorado produce growers. Learn more and register here: https://coloradoproduce.org/23-labor-conference/