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Webinar to Address Issues Associated With Hiring and Training New Employees on the Farm

Image of dairy cows eating feed in Maryland.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
Agricultural operations may not always take the time to do simple background checks or provide employees with the proper initial training that can cause huge issues down the road. Recent news has highlighted what can go wrong when agricultural operations hire employees with limited knowledge of...

Hiring Practices for Farm Operations: How to Hire the Right Employees

Friday, Jul. 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online webinar
Agricultural operations may not always take the time to do simple background checks or provide employees with the proper initial training that can cause huge issues down the road. Recent news has highlighted what can go wrong when agricultural operations hire employees with limited knowledge of...

Legal Issues in Animal Agriculture: Understanding the Recent Idaho Ag Gag Law Ruling

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online Event
A recent federal court ruling in Idaho has brought the debate over so-called “ag gag” laws to a head in many areas of the country. But what does it mean for attorneys, agricultural service professionals, educators and producers? On November 5th at 1 pm EST, the Agricultural Law Education Initiative...

Hiring Practices: How to Protect Yourself Against Dishonest Employees

Photo by Edwin Remsberg Back in September I wrote about farm protection laws . In case you missed that post, farm protection laws, or “ag gag” laws as they are referred to by activists, generally criminalize the undercover investigation of agricultural operations, no matter the intent of the...
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