Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County will host “Labor Issues For Agricultural Employers” on December 12 at CCE-Albany, 24 Martin Road, Voorheesville to discuss issues and strategies facing them in 2014. Speakers will present effective practical information as well as a legislative update during the 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. meeting.
Tom Maloney from Cornell University will discuss the current legislative issues as well as documents, e-Verify and their impact on agricultural employers and their seasonal employees. Nicole Willis from NY Farm Bureau will also report on the current actions of Farm Bureau on the labor front. Information concerning some basic Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues as well as the Affordable Care Act will also be covered.
A joint effort between the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Capital Area Ag and Horticulture Program and the Capital District Vegetable and Small Fruit Program, this class will address a number of issues common to all labor intensive agricultural businesses; regulations, staffing, paperwork and training. Registration for the full event including meal is $35 per person. Early bird price of $30 is available for registrations received before 11/28. For more information, please call Gale at 518-763-3579 or visit blogs.cornell.edu/capitalareaagandhortprogram for a registration form. For any additional questions or special requests, please call Sandy at 518-380-1498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.