Human Resources professionals working for agriculture companies face challenges unique to the industry ranging from hiring compliance to wage and hour issues. To assist those employees working in these ever-changing areas and to help them grow their HR careers, the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) is hosting a Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA) Certificate Program starting March 26.
APMA has built the program with working adults in mind. Eight core courses are required to earn the HRPA designation, along with one elective course, completed in any order. Attendees can take courses of interest or use the full curriculum to work toward their certification.
Classes in Santa Maria start March 26. Western Growers Senior Vice President of Human Resources Karen Timmins, SPHR, will lead a course on managing employee compensation May 18.