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Plant Nutrition Technologies (PNT) has developed a chemical free, bio-mineral fertilizer to naturally recharge soil for healthier and stronger plants that bear more nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.

As the world's population grows, finding a sustainable method for food production is becoming increasingly more vital in growing enough food to meet the demand. Based on current cultivation practices, it is estimated that the available farmland will not sustain our population growth through 2050.

Event Time: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

There have been several Executive Orders (EO) and Department of Homeland Security issued memoranda since President Trump took office in January that address issues related to immigration laws. Some of the Orders and Memoranda address bolstering immigration enforcement in the interior the United States, including hiring an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.  While it is not entirely clear what impact these executive actions will have on the Agricultural Workforce, it heightens the importance for employers to prepare for a potential ICE audits or raid.

Speakers: 

Jason Resnick and Chris Schulte

Event Time: 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

Seats Remaining: 

96

Automation is being looked at more closely by the produce industry as labor reliability grows increasingly challenging. The field of robotics is growing worldwide, but what are the challenges and opportunities of deploying new robotics technologies in the United States produce industry? Dr. Dan Harburg with Soft Robotics Inc. will provide an overview of the current state of automation and robotics in overseas and US-based produce operations, and will discuss how soft robotics technology is helping the produce industry adapt to the tightening labor market.

Event Time: 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Registration Deadline: 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Using case studies and group discussions, this AB 1825 and AB 2053 compliant workshop explores the consequences of sexual harassment on the individual and the organization. We’ll discuss the important elements of carefully and correctly handling sexual harassment issues and complaints. We’ll review the legal definitions of sexual harassment and employment discrimination, learn how to appropriately handle sexual harassment complaints, discuss the negative impact of abusive conduct in the workplace, and management’s legal obligations.

Event Time: 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Registration Deadline: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 9:45am

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