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California Agriculture and Farm Labor 2017
Fri, April 14, 2017, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
This conference examines current issues in agriculture and farm labor.
California agriculture and the farm workforce are changing. Scarce water, expensive land, and changing consumer preferences have increased the importance of fruits and nuts, vegetables, and horticultural specialty or FVH crops in the state’s farm sales. There are fewer newcomers to the farm workforce, prompting farm employers to take steps to satisfy current workers, stretch them with mechanical aids and substitute machines for hand workers, and supplement with H-2A guest workers.
Registration is required by Friday, April 7 to attend any portion of the conference. Attendance is free. Please note that seating is limited.
Click on the link at the bottom of this site to view/print the conference agenda. Papers presented, and a summary of the discussion for 2016, will be available after the conference at: https://gifford.ucdavis.edu. The summary report for 2015 can be found at: https://gifford.ucdavis.edu/en/events/past/2015-04-17.
We are grateful for the support of the UCD Ag Issues and Gifford Centers, the Giannini, Rosenberg, and WKF foundations, Migration Research Cluster, and the ALRB.