The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) announces that the agenda for its 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum has been unveiled. The event opens November 30th and runs through December 2nd, 2022. The Forum is being held at the beautiful M Resort just outside Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This year’s event is shaping up to be a blockbuster filled with hot topics for agricultural employers,” noted Michael Marsh, NCAE’s President and CEO. “We have stimulating speakers discussing timely topics for employers where attendees can receive continuing education credit from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).”
Attorneys, academics, agents, and representatives from federal agencies and foreign governments will be on hand to dive headfirst into labor issues facing US agricultural employers. Recent litigation, rulemaking changes and reports on cutting edge legislation impacting farm and ranch operations will be highlighted, as will compliance issues relative to ag employment.
“Back, due to tremendous popular demand, is the NCAE’s Advocacy Bootcamp where “recruits” learn to master the fundamentals of political advocacy in making their case to legislators, regulators and the public,” said Marsh. “The small group setting makes for a fun and stimulating dialogue as Bootcamp “recruits” learn how to effectively message positions. The Bootcamp starts the day before the Forum on November 29th and, as space is limited, it is already a sellout. However, we have started a waitlist.”
Also featured this year are concurrent sessions highlighting not only ag employment issues such as the threats posed to farm and ranch families by union activists, the Migrant and Seasonal Ag Worker Protection Act, and the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program, but also how to recruit and retain high quality employees. Experts will unpack new regulations coming from the Biden Administration and others will analyze some of the economic trends in ag labor markets.
And, just for fun, the evening of the Forum’s first day will be topped off with a winetasting reception featuring premium Washington wines from Mercer Ranches. The wines will be paired with delicious hors d’oeuvres for attendees to enjoy.
“With all of the activity in the agricultural labor space this year ranging from State legislation to Federal litigation, new rules and systems for recruiting and hiring workers, this year’s Forum is an event not to miss,” stated Marsh.
To check out the tentative agenda and to register for this exciting event go to ncaeonline.org/events
NCAE is the national trade association focusing on agricultural labor issues from the employer’s viewpoint.