The Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is among the sponsors of a two-day event in Denver that will focus on farm labor. The program is being hosted by MAFO, a National Partnership of Farmworkers and Rural Organizations.
Ag employers can take advantage of a special one-day registration price for the special Monday, Dec. 9, a segment of the summit that addresses their needs specifically.
Featured on Monday is Dr. Jose Simon Villa, CEO of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project and MAFO board member, and invited speakers include Colorado Commission of Ag Kate Greenberg; Courtney Arbour, division director of Workforce Development Division, Texas Workforce Commission; and Joe M. Barela, executive director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
Sessions have been designed to address the needs of both employers and providers, looking at recruitment, the 2020 census, compliance with Department of Labor regs, housing/funding, field sanitation, educational options, services for individuals who lack documentation and much more.
For more information on registration for this important two-day event, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorado-agriculture-farm-labor-summit-registration-79547706331.
For a full agenda, refer to https://files.constantcontact.com/3b4cbbaf301/427619d7-8b13-4add-a747-7261a41a9438.pdf.
Additional sponsors for the event include The Colorado Trust, the Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Colorado Migrant Education Program/Harvest of Hope and the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS).