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

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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 104: Managing Employee Compensation – this session will be offered in 2 parts: Part 1 on October 22, 2020 and Part 2 on October 23, 2020 from 9 AM to 12 PM.   Please click here to view the flier: HR 104 Webinar October 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. 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 – Congratulations to all HRPA Certificate Program graduates!           


APMA Special Webinar Series: “Coffee with an Attorney” 
“New Laws; COVID-19 compliance; Responding to Govt. Agencies”
with Erica Rosasco, McKague Rosasco

October 28, 2020
10 am – 11 am 
Flier and registration link: APMA Special Webinar Series 10.28.2020


H-2A Roundtable COVID-19 Edition V2
October 1, 2020
9 am – 12:30 pm
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: H-2A Roundtable COVID-19 Edition with bios                       

Michael Cunningham, Zenith Insurance Co. – Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer MFC bio
Dr. Rupali Das, Zenith Insurance Co. – Senior Vice President, California Medical Director Dr. Das Bio
Michael Eastwood, USDOL Wage & Hour / Western Region – Director of Enforcement Michael Eastwood bio
Rebecca Hause-Schultz, The Saqui Law Group -Ag Labor Team, Labor Counsel
Jennifer Kihnley, USDOL Wage & Hour / Western Region – Regional Enforcement Coordinator Jennifer Kihnley bio
Dan Leiner, Cal/OSHA Consultation – Area Manager
Jeanne M. Malitz, Malitzlaw, Inc. – Principal
Carmen A. Ponce, Tanimura & Antle – Vice President & General Counsel Labor CarmenPonce bio
Susan Quale, Sierra Cascade Nursery, Inc. – VP of Human Resources
Jason Resnick, Western Growers – Vice President & General Counsel
Michael Saqui, The Saqui Law Group – Ag Labor Team, Senior Labor Counsel





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.