APMA Announces 38th Annual Forum

APMA Announces 38th Annual Forum

MONTEREY, CA - As we begin our next tour around the sun this January, the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) has scheduled its 38th Annual Forum. The event is being held in Monterey, California, January 24th – 26th of 2018, bright and early in the year. This year, the organization is hoping to attract HR and safety professionals in agribusiness, both current and aspiring, vying for new knowledge and contacts in the industry.

Julia Belliard, Executive Director, APMA“This is our 38th Annual conference, and with that many years of serving the industry, we are very in tune with unique needs and challenges of agribusinesses,” said Julia Belliard, APMA’s Executive Director. “APMA is the only organization that offers a bi-lingual certification for HR professionals and Supervisors in agriculture—Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA™). Participants at this event will get the most recent information on employment laws and management that they can apply in 2018 and or years after.”

What makes the event such a unique opportunity for professional growth is its acute attention to the needs and challenges within the industry. At the conference, attendees will become privy to the latest in the industry updates through educational and networking events, including employment law, health and safety, management, and HR Foundations.

These workshops are not all of the informative happenings at the conference; a comprehensive three-hour 2018 Employment Law Update will be offered to provide participants the most recent cases and laws and several in-depth discussions will dive into the H-2A Program, the cannabis industry, and leadership development. The icing on top of the cake is that Barry Bedwell, President of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, and Geni Whitehouse, author of How to Make a Boring Subject Interesting: 52 Ways Even a Nerd Can Be Heard, will both be keynote presenters at the conference.

Monterey Plaza Hotel, Location of the 38th Annual APMA Forum

“Last year we had over 250 attendees, and the conference keeps growing. This is the only event in California focused on HR and safety-specific needs of the agricultural industry. We also believe that networking is a very important aspect for many professionals and offer a number of networking events throughout the conference. Because of its size, it is easy to foster these professional relationships,” said Belliard.

With so much experience working through industry issues and resolutions, the event’s mission is to continue to develop creative leadership and effective HR & Safety management within the agribusiness community, and we’re thankful for that!

Wanting more details on how you or your HR manager can attend the event? Visit http://agpersonnel.org/events/forum/ for more information.