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.

Please click here to view the current schedule: HRPA Virtual Class Schedule 2022

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. 

101: Elements of Human Resource Management   
Presenter: Anna Bilderbach, Western Growers
102: Introduction to Labor and Employment Law  HR 102 Webinar 2022                                                               
Presenter: Seth Mehrten, Barsamian & Moody
103: Recruitment, Selection & Retention HR 103 Webinar 2022      
Presenter: Lourdes Gonzalez, Gowan Company
104: Managing Employee Compensation                                                               
Presenter: Karen Timmins, Western Growers
105: Managing Employee Benefit Programs HR 105 Webinar 2022
Presenter: David Nikssarian, Nikssarian Insurance Services
106: Human Resource Development
Presenter: Lourdes Gonzalez, Gowan Company
107: Information and Cost Analysis in HRM HR 107 Webinar 2022                                                      
Presenter: Anna Bilderbach, Western Growers
108: Management and Leadership for HRM Professionals                                                                                        
Presenter: Lourdes Gonzalez, Gowan Company
202: Workers’ Compensation in California
Presenter: Fred Martinez, Zenith Insurance Company

2020 HRPA graduating class

2020 HRPA graduation list 2nd class 

2021 HRPA graduation list – Congratulations to all HRPA Certificate Program graduates!           


Special Webinar Series:
May 20, 2022 at 10 AM – “Knock Knock, The Government Is Here!” –  Online registration
Flier: APMA Special Webinar Series – May 20, 2022


APMA Monthly Virtual H-2A Roundtables Series

Flier with registration link: APMA Monthly Virtual H-2A Roundtables Series

Date:  November 18, 2021
Time:  10am to 12 noon PST/ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Guest Panel:  Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, Office of Foreign Labor Certification (CNPC) panel and Department of Labor, Wage and Hour panel.

Date:  December 16, 2021
Time: 10am to 12 noon PST/ 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Invited Guest Panel: U.S. Department of State, Consular Offices in various U.S. Mexican Consulate panel and Consular Offices from the Northern Triangle Countries panel- El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

 Date:  January 26, 2022
Time:  10am-12pm PST/1:00pm-3:00pm EST
Invited Guest Panel:  U.S. Custom and Immigration Service and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

Date:  February 2022
Time:  10am-12pm PST
Invited Guest Panel (pending):  State of California Employment Development Department, Arizona Department of Employment Services, State of Oregon, State of Idaho and State of Washington

Date:  March 2022
Time:  10 am-12pm PST/1:00pm-3:00pm EST
Invited Guest Panel:  US. Department of AG, California Department of AG, Oregon Department of AG and Washington Department of AG

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.