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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We are offering HRPA Certificate Program via Zoom.  Please register online and we will send you Zoom invitation via email.

UPCOMING SESSIONS:  Sessions will begin this summer. To receive the schedule once it’s available, please sign up for our email updates.

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

2024 H-2A Roundtable Sessions

May 13 (Spanish) Salinas – Elks Lodge

May 14 (English) Salinas – Elks Lodge

May 16 (English only) Sonoma/Santa Rosa – Sonoma County Farm Bureau

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H-2A Roundtables Salinas

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H2A sponsorship form 2024 Roundtables

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.

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