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Will the ICE Man Cometh? Coping with Labor Shortages and New Immigration Enforcement Dynamics
Tuesday, February 28, 3-4 p.m. EST
Lynn Jacquez, CJ Lake LLC | Alan Jones, Manorview Farm | Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort
Are you struggling with the worst labor challenges you've seen in a long time? Many horticulture businesses are. Adding to our woes, the H-2B program’s semiannual cap has been hit, and the landscape industry may be short thousands of seasonal workers. And, a recent White House executive order has redefined much of the horticultural workforce as potential "priority for removal and deportation.” And, the busy Spring season is just around the corner.
What steps can a prudent employer take, to plan for the worst while hoping for the best?
This webinar is open to premium AmericanHort members only. To register, please email or call Jordann Dillard at (614) 884-1205.
Lynn Jacquez, CJ-Lake LLC. Lynn serves as labor and employment law counsel to AmericanHort, and has a wealth of knowledge regarding immigration compliance and the H-2A and H-2B programs.
Alan Jones, Manor View Farm, Monkton, MD. Alan’s nursery and landscape operation uses both H-2A and H-2B; Alan brings fresh perspective from Capitol Hill, having just been in Washington lobbying his Congressional delegation.
Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort. Craig serves as senior vice president for advocacy, and has worked tirelessly with Congress and various administrations to secure meaningful workforce reform.
Get Your Dosatron Fertilizer-Injector Ready for Spring
Tuesday, March 7, 3-4 p.m. EST
Lela Kelly, Dosatron Vice President & Horticulture Specialist
Tips on how fertilizer-injector maintenance is an easy DIY project to get you ready for the busy spring season. Lela will go over some quick and easy tips on Dosatron upkeep to keep it performing to its maximum potential. There's enough to worry about during the spring, and your Dosatron shouldn't be one of them.
LEDs in Horticulture: The Current Reality
Thursday, March 9, 2-3 p.m. EST
Eric Moody, P.L. Light Systems
Gain perspective of the current reality of LED vs. traditional lighting technologies in indoor horticultural applications.
Presented by Eric Moody from P.L. Light Systems. P.L. Light Systems (a division of Hortilux Schréder ) is a leading manufacturer of horticultural lighting systems across a variety of technologies including LED, high pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide (MH) and hybrid systems. For each lighting solution, they provide a comprehensive light plan to ensure optimized crop growth. Their products are available throughout North America.