INDIANAPOLIS — In partnership with Great Lakes Ag Labor Services LLC, Indiana Farm Bureau is offering an educational program that will help educate farmers on the H-2A program.
H-2A is an agricultural program intended to help employers that anticipate a lack of available domestic workers to bring foreign workers to the United States to perform temporary or seasonal agricultural work.
John Shoup, an attorney with INFB, as well as the director of the Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation, said INFB was beginning to get more and more inquiries about H-2A labor, which is why it decided to partner with GLALS.
Shoup said INFB and he had been working closely with Michigan Farm Bureau, which had been using H-2A workers successfully to help with the state's fruit and vegetable production.
“It was a good idea to partner with them and work through lots of issues,” he said.
Shoup said the partnership program was actually developed a few months ago, but they decided with the COVID-19 pandemic to wait to launch the program.
The webinar "Managing the the H-2A Program" will be from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. EDT Oct. 29.
To register for the webinar and for more information, visit www.infarmbureau.org/events/details/2020/10/29/infb/webinar---navigating-the-h-2a-program.