WG Launches COVID-19 Webinar Series – Part Three: Thursday, July 9

On the heels of well-publicized COVID-19 outbreaks in meat-packing facilities across the country, there have been an increasing number of outbreaks on U.S. produce farms. To minimize the risks of disruption to our critical workforce, the CDC and Department of Labor recently released interim guidance for agriculture workers and employers.

But how does this guidance apply specifically to the fresh produce industry? What additional practical steps can fresh produce companies take to implement this guidance on the farm or in the facility? How are other fresh produce companies implementing this guidance in their operations?

To help answer these questions and more, Western Growers has teamed up with leading experts from UC Davis, Rutgers University, Colorado State University and Cornell University to conduct a COVID-19 webinar series. Each webinar in the three-part series will break down a different element of the interim guidance for fresh produce operations, and the experts will be available at the end of each webinar to field your questions. Be sure to register and attend them all.

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WG LAUNCHES COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES - PART 3: JULY 9

Thursday, July 9th, 2020
11:00AM PDT

SPEAKERS: RICHARD STUP, SUSAN QUALE, LORRAINE INGRAM, JASON RESNICK

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Part 3: Shared Housing and Transportation

As many Western states enter peak summer harvest season, there is increasing concern over the potential impact of COVID-19 on the agricultural workforce. Join Western Growers for part three of our COVID-19 webinar series, which will address the latest guidance related to shared housing and transportation in the fresh produce industry.

Western Growers Vice President and General Counsel Jason Resnick will be accompanied by Dr. Richard Stup of Cornell University, Susan Quale of Sierra-Cascade Nursery, and Lorraine Ingram of Tanimura & Antle. The group will discuss CDC recommendations related to share housing and transportation, provide practical solutions for the fresh produce industry, and address specific considerations for H-2A workers.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Richard Stup, Agricultural Workforce Specialist, Cornell University
  • Susan Quale, Vice President of Human Resources, Sierra-Cascade Nursery
  • Lorraine Ingram, Sr. Director HR & Payroll Services, Tanimura & Antle
  • Jason Resnick, Vice President and General Counsel, Western Growers

Dr. Richard Stup
Cornell University

Susan Quale
Sierra-Cascade Nursery

Lorraine Ingram
Tanimura & Antle

Jason Resnick
Western Growers