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Learn about the unique labor issues facing local ag producers

As one of the largest agricultural producing counties in the nation, Weld County growers and livestock producers face daily challenges when it comes to maintaining an adequate workforce.

The Greeley Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee invites the public to an educational symposium from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. on May 18 to learn about the labor complexities involved in getting food to your table. The Symposium, "Labor Matters in Agriculture," takes place in the Hensel Phelps Theater of the Union Colony Civic Center, and is presented at no charge.

Agricultural producers struggle with numerous issues related to labor. Finding qualified workers, immigration, liability issues and workers comp can all create complications for today's ag producers. A panel of industry representatives will share their particular experiences. Panelists include:

· Anita Pena, Moderator—Associate Professor of Economics, Colorado State University

· Chris Gaddis—Director, Human Resources, JBS

· Dave Petrocco, Sr—President, Petrocco Farms

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· Olga Ruiz—State Monitor Advocate, Division of Employment & Training

· John Slutsky—Owner, LaLuna Dairy

Spradley Barr Greeley sponsors this free symposium. While there is no charge to attend, reservations are appreciated. Please call the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, (970) 352-3566, or email kim@greeleychamber.com with your intention to participate.

-Greeley Chamber of Commerce