Statewide workforce readiness campaign to cultivate agricultural workforce equipped with skills needed to navigate new on-farm technology

IRVINE, Calif. (June 2, 2021) – Western Growers (WG) has teamed with Karen Ross, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary, to launch a statewide initiative aimed at developing a future workforce with the skills and knowledge to navigate emerging on-farm technology.

Stephanie Metzinger

On June 9, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PT, Western Growers is hosting a web discussion surrounding all submissions received during the Adjacent Land Use/Production Locations comment period, which closed on May 27, 2021. During this web discussion, proposed changes to the LGMA-approved metrics will be publicly presented by the corresponding submitter with open dialogue allowed for all attendees.

To register for this web discussion, click here.

Sonia Salas

For all its beauty, California’s wine country is also a land of crushing inequality. The distrust and social alienation felt by farmworkers and laborers has become fuel for anti-vaccine conspiracy theories. Can mutual trust beat disinformation? One woman tests the power of presence in a community accustomed to neglect.

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/interactive/2021/covid-vaccine-hesitancy-california-farmworkers/

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