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).

New! To enter your HRPA Recertification Requirement please click here

To register online: Click Here

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.

UPCOMING SESSIONS: Classes will begin in February 2021

All sessions are offered in 2 parts from 9 AM to 12 PM.   

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. Each session is conducted in 2 Parts from 9 am to Noon on the following dates:

101: Elements of Human Resource Management – September 17 & 18, 2020
102: Introduction to Labor and Employment Law – September 29 & October 2, 2020
103: Recruitment, Selection & Retention – October 8 & 9, 2020
104: Managing Employee Compensation Programs – October 22 & 23, 2020
105: Managing Employee Benefit Programs – November 3 & 4, 2020
106: Human Resource Development – November 12 & 13, 2020
107: Information and Cost Analysis in HRM – December 8 & 9, 2020
108: Management and Leadership for HR Professionals – December 17 & 18, 2020
202: Workers’ Compensation in California – November 19 & 20, 2020         

2020 HRPA graduating class

2020 HRPA graduation list 2nd class – Congratulations to all HRPA Certificate Program graduates!           

2021 Employment Law Update and Virtual Roundtable on COVID-19
January 19, 2021
9 am – 3 pm 
Please click here to view Event Page.
Sponsorship Form: APMA January 19 2021 sponsorship form

Webinar recording

Power Point presentation: PP 2021 Law Update

Handout: 2021 Labor and Employment Law Update

Links from Roundtable discussion: Links from Roundtable chat 1.19.2021         


Bi-Weekly Bull Sessions

Please click on the flier to see Zoom information and schedule: Bull Session Flyer (APMA) 

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.