The 37th Annual APMA Forum Addresses Human Resource, Safety and Labor Professionals in Agriculture

The 37th Annual APMA Forum Addresses Human Resource, Safety and Labor Professionals in Agriculture



MONTEREY, CA – The Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) recently concluded its 37th APMA Annual Forum. The event, held over three days at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, addressed topics in human resources, labor, and safety, and was attended by nearly 270 participants from California and Arizona.

Evening Reception for the 2017 APMA Forum at the Monterey Plaza Hotel in Monterey, California.

According to a press release, the forum featured workshops addressing current issues impacting agricultural businesses in human resources, safety, and employment and labor law. The event opened with welcoming remarks from APMA President and General Manager for RAMCO Enterprises Julio Sanchez.

From left to right: Joseph Mallobox, Ernesto Alvero, Veronica Urzua, Julio Sanchez, Laura Penera, Blanca Miranda, Minou Barabi at the 2017 APMA Forum.

The opening keynote—“What is the Future of California Agriculture”—was presented by Robert Roy, President and General Counsel of Ventura County Agricultural Association.

Jason Resnick (Western Growers) and Patrick Moody (Barsamian & Moody) at the 2017 APMA Forum.

The event also featured an address by Bob Gray, past President and CEO of the California Agricultural Leadership Foundation—who spoke at the 37th Annual APMA dinner and shared valuable insights on the importance of lifelong learning and professional development. And evening festivities also honored the 7th graduating class of the Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA™) Program—the only HR certification program specific to agriculture.

7th Graduating Class of the Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA™) Program at the 2017 APMA Forum.

Rob Trice, CEO and Founder of The Mixing Bowl & Better Food Ventures, closed the event with a keynote on innovation and technology and their potential impact on food and agriculture.

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