The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) is offering Human Resource  Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) Certificate Program sessions, beginning February 22, 2021. WG Human Resources (HR) Learning & Development Manager Anna Bilderbach will kick-off parts 1 and 2, presenting an introduction of HR management and an overview of HR basics. WG Senior Vice President, Human Resources Karen Timmins will also be presenting during these virtual classes.

Chardae Heim

Manage your workforce COVID-19 testing and vaccination needs with Western Growers COVID-19 Testing & Vaccination Resource Center.

This web page will serve as the hub of information for updates, resources and key links to assist our members with questions related to COVID-19 testing and the vaccine rollout. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) is currently working with state and county health department officials to determine vaccine priorities and administration processes.

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has developed an online portal that allows residents to book and schedule vaccination appointments for themselves and their family members. The portal requires the user to create an account. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has developed an online portal to determine if you are eligible to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. If you are not yet eligible, you can register to be notified when it is your turn.

On January 27th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the conclusion of its investigation of the 2020 outbreak E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with leafy greens. While a final investigation report is yet to be released, the agency has shared an important finding regarding the presence of a recurring strain of E. coli O157:H7 in aregion area within Salinas Valley.

Sonia Salas

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