Programs & Workshops

Human Resource Professional in Agricultural (HRPA)Julia Rubbo, HRPA Office Manager Valley Farm Management, Inc.

APMA Human Resource Professional in Agriculture Certificate Program has a unique focus on agriculture and incorporates a wide range of topics that will help HR professional advance to the next level. It was developed and now being presented by the leading consultants in the field. The program is designed for working adults, with classes scheduled strategically to minimize disruption to your work. We invite all HR professionals to complete this certificate program and stay current on various issues, from legal compliance to employee relations.  Graduates for this program will receive a prestigious designation of Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA).

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Due to COVID-19, we will be offering HRPA Certificate Program via Zoom.  Please register online and we will send you Zoom invitation via email.

HRPA Virtual Class Schedule 2020


HR 101: Elements of Human Resource Management – this session will be offered in 2 parts: Part 1 on September 17, 2020 and Part 2 on September 18, 2020 from 9 AM to 12 PM.   Please click here to view the flier: HR 101 Webinar September 2020

9 classes (6-hours each) are required for program certificate.  Classes can also be taken individually.  Please contact us 831-422-8023 if you have questions about the program. 

101: Elements of Human Resource Management
102: Introduction to Labor and Employment Law 
103: Recruitment, Selection & Retention 
104: Managing Employee Compensation Programs
105: Managing Employee Benefit Programs
106: Human Resource Development
107: Information and Cost Analysis in HRM
108: Management and Leadership for HR Professionals
202: Workers’ Compensation in California         

2020 HRPA graduating class – Congratulations to all HRPA Certificate Program graduates!           

H-2A Roundtable COVID-19 Edition V2 
October 1, 2020
9 am – Noon
This event will be presented via webinar; please register online and we will email you login information closer to the date of the event.  Free for APMA members and members of supporting organizations.  Please view flier for more information.                                                         

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to encourage and develop creative leadership and effective personnel management within the agribusiness community. We accomplish this by disseminating information through area meetings, workshops, newsletters and bulletins, and our Annual Forum.