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Farm Labor Supervisor Training - Immokalee

Farm Labor Supervisor Training – Immokalee

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 – Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Farm Labor Supervisor Training

In short: Sebring: October 10 – 11; Wimauma October 17-18; Immokalee November 7 – 8; and Arcadia November 14 – 15. Additional dates and locations may be scheduled on request, as well as on-site trainings.

Who should attend? Anyone who directly or indirectly supervises farm workers, including Labor Supervisors, Contractors, Crew Leaders, Foremen, Bus & Van Drivers, Human Resources, Payroll, Compliance, Labor Managers, and Farm Managers.

The fall classes will include new material this season.

— More of the classes will include case studies, and current case studies from 2016 and 2017 will replace the ones we have used in the past.

— Information about the H-2A guest worker program is being incorporated into three of the standard classes: Farm Labor Contractor Basics; Wage & Hour; and Management Communications.

— Transportation Rules and Regulations will now be included in Farm Labor Contractor Basics and Wage & Hour, to make room for a new segment called Healthy Farm Employees on the morning of day two.

— Healthy Farm Employees consists of four classes that will be taught by health-care professionals: Controlling Hypertension; Managing Diabetes; Managing Stress; and Agriculture Healthy & Safe Physical Motion. These classes are important for the attendees individually and will also include valuable information that can and should be passed on to farm worker employees.

— The Agricultural Equipment Safety class is being redesigned to cover more of the types of equipment hand laborers are involved with, including field trucks and goats, transplanters, hydraulic hammers, knee issues with certain types of ladders, and electrocution in the groves, a recent and increasing danger.

Contact Barbara Hyman (hymanb@ufl.edu, 239-658-3461) or Carlene Thissen (carlene@ufl.edu, 239-658-3449) to register or if you need further information.