WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5 Ways To Be A Better Agvocate Now Speaker: Amanda Radke, BEEF Daily Editor With social media, connecting with consumers is easy to do from the remote location on the ranch, but do cattlemen always respond to negative media attention in the best way? Here are 5 ways to be a better agvocate now.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. A Twisted Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste…A Comic Adventure Speaker: Leigh Rubin, Beef Magazine Through his humorous presentations Leigh emphasizes the rewards of persistence and the fun of problem solving while celebrating creativity. Rubin uses cattle as a frequent foil in his cartoons, which appear in more than 400 publications worldwide.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Catching Up to Yesterday Speaker: Wes Ishmael, BEEF Magazine The willingness and ability of industry sectors to work closer together will determine industry size. Moreover, informal strategic alliances represent vast, untapped potential for individual producers. Ishmael will detail the opportunities.
GENERAL AG SEMINARS
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12
9-10:30 a.m. Obamacare: Where Do Ag Employers Go from Here? Speaker: Bryan Little, Chief Operating Officer, Farm Employers Labor Service Employers will learn what they must do after the one year reprieve from the Affordable Care Act. Bryan will also present what you need to know if you are a large employer under the regulations or not, and what your options may be.
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sexual Harassment Training for Agricultural Supervisors Speaker: Santos Martinez, Labor Management Consultant, Farm Employers Labor Service Do you know what is at risk if you have a complaint? Do you know what sexual harassment training is required for the workers you supervise? Have you been through the training before and need a renewal, or will this be your first time?
1 p.m.-3 p.m. Implementing the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program Panelists: David Orth, General Manager Kings River Conservation Distirict; David De Groot, VP 4Creeks, Inc.; John Schaap, VP Provost & Pritchard; Casey Creamer, CA Cotton Growers & CA Cotton Ginners Associations These experienced experts have a question for you: Do you farm in the Central Valley? Do you own irrigated land in the Central Valley? If you answered yes to either, then you need to know if you are ready to implement the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. This seminar will educate growers about the requirements of the new General Order, answer their questions, and provide direction for what is ahead for implementation of the IRLP.