The California Avocado Commission (CAC) will host two grower seminars and provide a status update on possible legislative efforts along with information on the H2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program. Speakers will include Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President, Industry Advocacy and Research for AmericanHort and Co-Chairman, Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform (ACIR); and, Jason Resnick, Vice President and General Counsel for Western Growers. Both have significant experience on the labor issues facing agriculture and are key players in the efforts to find solutions.
Presentation topics include:
- Workforce changing demographics; present-tense political dynamics and outlook
- H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers program, requirements and challenge
There also will be a panel discussion to include growers who are currently utilizing the H2A program, along with time for questions.