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Speaker: Kerry Scott
In today’s economy, with virtually full employment, seasonal agricultural and horticultural employers are experiencing record labor shortage. The one viable, legal solution is the federal government’s H-2A guest worker visa program. Nationwide, use of the program doubled between 2014 and 2017 and continues to grow by more than 20 percent each year. Use of the program by Oregon growers is also increasing, though not as quickly. This is in part due to the perception that Oregon is a difficult state in which to utilize the program. Whether or not that is true, with the help of a good, experienced H-2A agent, using H-2A in Oregon is not only possible, but almost certainly successful. This seminar will show growers how.