WG&S Magazine

Recently we had the opportunity to visit three of our school garden grant recipients and discovered they all had one thing in common: they sell the produce they grow to the community as a means of economic sustainability.

HR Spring Cleaning—Easy as 1, 2, 3

2015 March 4.

With spring’s promise of renewal and rejuvenation, it’s the perfect time to embark on the annual ritual of spring cleaning.  That usually means cleaning oft-neglected items such as windows and carpets, dusting those hard-to-reach places and removing excess clutter from the home.  But for the human resources professional, spring is an ideal time to clean up legal compliance issues.

Caring for Employees: A Health Plan Is Indicative of a Company’s Culture

2015 March 4.

If it’s time for you to make changes to your current benefits plan or implement a new plan altogether, there is a lot to consider.  Provider networks, employee contributions and a prescription benefits program are just a few decisions you need to make.

THE AMERICAN DREAM Latinos Flourish as California Strawberry Growers

2015 March 4.

According to a report by the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) published last year, just about two thirds of the strawberry growers in the Golden State are of Mexican descent.

TRANSPORTATION OUTLOOK Low Fuel Rates are a Welcome Sight …But Only One Component of Cost

2015 March 4.

Fuel rates are as low as they have been in years, which will have a positive impact on freight rates as long as the current situation exists.  However, that doesn’t mean freight rates are going to drop precipitously.

Agriculture And The Law

HR Spring Cleaning—Easy as 1, 2, 3

2015 March 4.

With spring’s promise of renewal and rejuvenation, it’s the perfect time to embark on the annual ritual of spring cleaning.  That usually means cleaning oft-neglected items such as windows and carpets, dusting those hard-to-reach places and removing excess clutter from the home.  But for the human resources professional, spring is an ideal time to clean up legal compliance issues.

Insurance Corner

Public Transportation Network Companies: Are You Fully Covered?

2015 March 1.

Recently a number of transportation companies that utilize the internet and phone apps have come into prominence.  These companies have been labeled “Transportation Network Companies.”  Perhaps the most well-known of these companies is “Uber.”  It recently had a public offering which resulted in it being valued at more than $40 billion.

Director Profile

Steve Danna

Is Farming like Baseball? “If it was easy, everyone would do it.”

2013 September 4.

Steve Danna is a fourth-generation farmer who grew up on a farm and farms today with his brother, Joseph, and his Aunt Dee.  He went to an agriculture school, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so it all makes sense.