A NEW AGRICULTURAL VISA PROGRAM
WHAT CALIFORNIA NEEDS

In February 2013, ImmigrationWorks sponsored a half-day conference in Fresno, California on designing a better agricultural temporary worker program. The conference was the third in a series held over the past year in agricultural communities across the United States. Participants included local growers, farm labor contractors, state agricultural officials and state legislative staff, who discussed the need for a streamlined, workable federal program to provide the labor force farmers need to keep their businesses open and contributing to the economy.

WELCOME AND FRAMING

Fred Franzia CEO, Bronco Wine Company
Tamar Jacoby
President, ImmigrationWorks USA
John Welty
President, Fresno State University
 

 

THE CONVERSATION IN WASHINGTON – A NEW PROPOSAL
 
Bryan Little Director, Labor Affairs, California Farm Bureau Federation
 
Q&A with Tamar Jacoby

 
 
PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEW PROPOSAL

Jaime Castaneda SVP, Strategic Initiatives, National Milk Producers Federation
Jason Resnick
Vice president and general counsel, Western Growers Association
Lee Wicker
Deputy director, North Carolina Growers Association

Moderated by Joe Sigg Director, Government Relations, Arizona Farm Bureau
 
 
 
WHAT WOULD WORK FOR CALIFORNIA
 
Sal Arriola Chief agriculture officer, West Coast Grape Farming
Stephen Mascarenas
President, Mid Valley Labor Services
Oscar Ramos
President, Bravo Ag Group

Moderated by
Cynthia Sandoval Attorney, Jackson Lewis LLP

 
 
DESIGNING A BETTER AGRICULTURAL GUEST WORKER PROGRAM
 
Open discussion moderated by Dan Leonard Vice president, Bronco Wine Company and Tamar Jacoby
 


VIDEOS
 
WELCOME AND FRAMING
THE CONVERSATION IN WASHINGTON – A NEW PROPOSAL
PERSPECTIVES ON THE NEW PROPOSAL

 

WHAT WOULD WORK FOR CALIFORNIA
DESIGNING A BETTER AGRICULTURAL
GUEST WORKER PROGRAM