Thursday, January 22, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.
Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th Street, Yakima WA 98901
Our 2015 Annual Meeting and
Labor Conference will feature
expert information on these topics:
New WSDA pesticide training initiatives
for pesticide applicators
The H-2A Program:
How to make it work for your farm
The WGL housing program:
Helping growers meet the challenge!
The big ag labor political issues
NEW Healthcare reform:
Compliance topics for ag employers
Managing today's big immigration issues:
Qualifying for deferment of deportation,
avoiding liability with document requests,
and common I-9 issues
Managing workers' compensation insurance claims:
All you ever wanted to know
$70 per person for WGL members
$120 per person for non-members
Registration for the 2015 annual meeting
includes morning coffee and snack,
plus a gourmet lunch buffet
Classic Caesar salad
Green Bluff salad
Broiled Tri-Tip steak
Baked Alaskan Halibut
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
New York Cheesecake
French Apple Torte
Chocolate Flourless Cake
Late registration extended to
January 20, 2015
To register, complete the form below. Payment may be made by check or online with a debit or credit card via PayPal
WGL Annual Meeting Agenda
8:00 to 8:30 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting
of the Washington Growers League
President's welcome, minutes of the 2014 annual meeting, Executive Director's report, WGL board elections
8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
New WSDA Pesticide Training Initiatives
for Pesticide Applicators
Presented by Ofelio Borges, Washington State Department of Agriculture, Farmworker Education Program
9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
The H-2A Program:
How to Make it Work for Your Farm
H-2A from an employer perspective, presented by Troy Frostad,
Mt. Adams Orchards
H-2A from a government perspective, presented by Ignacio Marquez, WSDA
H-2A from an agent perspective, presented by Libby Whitley Fulton and Dave Fulton, owners, MasLabor
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Stretch Break
10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
The WGL Housing Program:
Helping Growers Meet the Challenges!
Presented by Jesse Lane, Washington Growers League Housing Program Manager
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Big Ag Labor Political Issues
Presented by Mike Gempler, Executive Director, Washington Growers League
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Gourmet lunch buffet and presentation:
NEW Healthcare Reform: Compliance Topics for Agricultural Employers
Presented by Aviva Kamm, Shareholder, Stokes Lawrence Law Firm, Seattle and Yakima
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Managing Today's Big Immigration Issues
Presented by Tom Roach, Immigration Attorney, Roach Law
Mr. Roach will discuss how to qualify for the executive order on deferment of deportation, avoiding liability when employees request documentation, and common I-9 issues.
2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Managing Workers' Compensation Insurance Claims:
All You Ever Wanted to Know
Presented by Lloyd Brooks and Art Dalessandro, Archbright
This presentation will cover how to use light-duty and kept-on-salary status to fight time loss claims (how it works and when it pays); experience rating and the Retrospective Rating Program (how it works); and a Q&A on workers' compensation insurance.
Updated December 2016
Sage Bluff Seasonal Housing
in Malaga, WA
in Cashmere, WA
for cherry harvest
Department of Homeland Security Memo issued 02/20/2017
Enforcement of the
Immigration Laws to
Serve the National Interest
A new research report showing the contributions immigrants make to Washington's economy
The Contributions of New Americans in Washington
Released August 2016
A report from the
American Action Forum
Budgetary & Economic
Costs of Addressing
Released March 2015
Legal Workforce Act
HR 1147, Feb. 27, 2015