Workforce worry: A path forward for reform (9/25)
Having enough workers to harvest their crops tops the list of concerns of specialty crop producers. Agricultural labor shortages across the country continue to plague farmers, whose only tool is the H-2A guest worker visa program. Learn what agriculture is doing to advocate in Washington for solutions that will give growers access to a stable and secure workforce.
Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort
Water woes: Working together to find solutions (9/26)
Harmful algae blooms in South Florida waters dominated the headlines in 2018. Gov. Ron DeSantis has made them a focal point of his administration. The causes of algae blooms aren’t simple, nor are the solutions. Hear a panel of experts discuss the need for workable solutions to reduce nutrients in our waterways and how we can work together on the issue.
Drew Bartlett, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management District
Ernie Barnett, The Land Council
Noah Valenstein, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection
Dr. Wendy Graham, Blue-Green Algae Task Force
Leadership Forum (9/26)
New this year is a leadership forum featuring a moderated panel of industry veterans/leaders talking about leadership strategies that have helped guide their business and offering their perspectives to the next generation of up-and-coming leaders. Plan to attend – you don't have to be an up-and-comer to get a lot out of this.
Panelists: Paul Allen, Paul Orsenigo, Aaron Troyer, Marie Bedner
Moderator: John Hall, Farm Credit