One of the most pressing issues facing the ag community is labor. How do we secure reliable farm labor to fill seasonal needs? L.J. D’Arrigo, Partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, presented a webinar February 22 that helped attendees navigate through the complex maze of the H-2A agricultural visa program.
The economy seems to be picking up steam, and this has benefited consumer-oriented industries, housing markets and, of course, greenhouse and nursery growers. What will this season bring? Join Texas A&M’s Dr. Charlie Hall on March 13 as he brings us his take on the current situation and what we have to look forward to.
Always informative and engaging, Dr. Hall is a nationally-regarded expert on green industry economics. Be sure to tune in to hear what he has to say. This webinar is free to participate.
Farm Transition Planning is a topic that every ag business farm owner/operator will have to face as they wind down their career. It is also an easy topic to put off to “someday”. Farm Credit East Business Consultant Jon Jaffe discussed the “five hurdles” you need to overcome to successfully transition your ag business in this webinar recording.
Weather and market volatility has a significant impact on profitability and the ability to meet business goals. This is one of the reasons crop insurance in the northeast has become an essential part of production agriculture.
In an increasingly global marketplace, events around the world have the power to influence markets here in the U.S. Dr. Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presented an overview of dairy markets around the world and talked about what the coming year has in store for dairy producers here in the Northeast.
In this era of ever increasing enforcement, it is critical to have an understanding of the I-9 hiring process, as well as compliance requirements to avoid allegations of hiring discrimination and to comply with government regulations. This webinar presented by Leonard D'Arrigo, Partner, Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, covers the I-9 hiring process and pitfalls, I-9 completion and record keeping, the I-9 Audit Process and how to handle an ICE raid on your farm.