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Farm Employment: Your Questions Answered

January 15, 17, 22 and 24, 2019 | 9:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Multiple Locations
January 24, 2019 – Lawrence
9:30 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

Van Buren Conference Center
490 South Paw Paw Street
Lawrence MI 49064

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Event Details

Join Varnum and Great Lakes Ag Labor Services for the annual "Farm Employment: Your Questions Answered" seminar. Learn about the latest developments in agriculture employment and get a preview of the Agricultural Employment Compliance Guide, an online resource with up-to-date information on federal and state laws that affect farm employers and practical tips on everyday employment issues for Michigan farmers.

This year's seminar hot topics include:

  • Employee Terminations
  • Medical Issues
  • Farm Labor Contractors
  • Family Housing Issues

Following the main session is an optional H-2A session focused on the following topics: experience requirements, productivity standards and piece rates, domestic employment, and implementing e-verification. This session is complimentary, but still requires registration.


  • 9:30 a.m. - **NEW TIME** -Registration and refreshments
  • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Hot topics in Agriculture Employment
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Complimentary lunch and Q&A
  • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Mock Employment Audit
  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - H-2A Session (optional)


The event is $50 per farm.*
*The event is FREE for Agriculture Employment Guide subscribers. Please indicate that you're a current client to receive the subscriber discount

If you plan to register more than one attendee, please include the names of additional attendees in the "Questions/comments" box at the end of the registration form. This will ensure non-guide subscribers are you are only charged for one (1) $50.00 registration at checkout.

If you have questions or would prefer to register by phone or email, please contact Audrey Greenfield at 616/336-6500 or email

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