Strategies for Addressing the Farmworker Shortage 

Business Management

Friday, February 3

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

 

Shortages of farmworkers continues to be a challenge for many growers at all scales of agricultural production. This forum will provide a collaborative discussion on how to address the labor shortage challenges. Examples from farmers, for-profit, non-profit, and government agencies will be presented with considerable time for questions and collective brainstorming.

Speakers: Dan Fazio, CEO/Executive Director, Wafla; Donny Baugh, Farm Manager, Hayton Farms, Inc.; Elise Higley, Farmer, Oshala Farm; Eric Pond, COO, Agricare; Michael Brady, Assistant Professor/Extension Economist, Washington State University; Mike McCarthy, Trout Creek Orchards; Scott Krahmer, Precision Bloom; Timothy Bernasek, Chair, Dunn Carney's Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Team/Government Relations Team