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

SALINAS: HR Cert Program Salinas 2018 flier

FRESNO: Classes Postponed


September 20 – Managing Leaves of Absence – Managing Leaves of Absence Salinas 9.20.18

Members of APMA will receive a discounted rate for the following programs:

Hiring, Discipline and Discharge
September 18, 2018 – Salinas – REGISTER HERE

by Employer Advisory Council Monterey Bay

WG Announces 2018 Schedule for Sexual Harassment Training
Members of APMA will receive a discounted member rate; please click on the above link for additional locations, dates and registration.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Western Growers (15525 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618)

2018 Ag Employers Compliance Conference
Farm Labor Contractor 9-Hour Continuing Education Programs  (DLSE Approved)

Please click here to view the flier in English.

Please click here to view the flier in Spanish.

H-2A ROUNDTABLES – H-2A Roundtable Program 2018

Presentations & Handouts:

Phil Martin — Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Resource EGroconomics, University of California Davis: Rural Migration News H-2A   MartinRaceinFields   DrMartin Links

Patricia Ochoa — H-2A State Housing Coordinator – CA EDD: Notice – Employee Housing Inspection Changes – 2018   Employee Housing Inspection Changes – FAQs – 2018

Patricia Ochoa PP presentation: Housing Best Practices

Cesar Ponce — Administrator, State of CA Housing and
Community Development: HCD local enforcement agencies

Department of Labor Links:

Roman Diaz – Manager, EDD: Foreign Labor and Agricultural Outreach EDD 


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.