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Ag Workforce Development Council to Host Virtual Labor Roadshow IV
Save the Dates: Nov. 18,19, 20, 23, 24
The Ag workforce Development Council is hosting a series of five one-two hour webinars via Zoom on November 18, 19, 20, 23, and 24 at 12 PM. The cost is $55 per person for all five webinars and the recording links.
Topics will include:
- FLFLPA Overtime and Day-of-Rest Updates
- New NY Permanent Sick Leave Law and Insurance Requirements
- Paid Family Leave and Disability
- Union Education
- FLFLPA Employee Housing Requirements
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements
- COVID-19 and Farm Workforce Health
NEDPA Chair Featured on the Front Page of Glen Falls Post Star
John Dickinson of Ideal Dairy Farms and NEDPA Chair was featured in a follow up article to the Wage Board Hearings on the front page of the Glen Falls Post Star. He shared how the impacts of the 60 hour per week overtime threshold along with challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic are exacerbating the consolidation of New York’s dairy industry.
CLICK HERE to read the article : Farmworkers concerned about possible overtime increases
Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award – Maureen Torrey-Marshall of Torrey Farms
Richard “Dick” Popp was a founding member of NEDPA and a passionate man of integrity, grit and conviction. Following his death in 1997 at only 58 years of age, NEDPA established a memorial award to recognize members who portray Dick’s leadership qualities, pioneering spirit, and selfless contributions to agriculture and their community.
NEDPA is honoring Maureen Torrey Marshall as the 2020 recipient of the Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award. Maureen’s passion for agriculture, her persistence in advocating on its behalf, and her leadership in collaborating, fostering teamwork and empowering her peers has had an impact all farm businesses.
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- All totaled, NEDPA member farms now represent over 210,000 milking cows! Thank you to our members for their continued support.
- Go to GrowNYFarms.com for more about agriculture in NY State and the farmers and farmworkers that care for the animals and land that produce your food.