Agriculture

Free Agriculture Business Training Day on Nov. 3, 2017

Don’t miss this chance to learn how to save money and follow rules that will help your agriculture business become a success.

Free Agriculture Business Training Day in Yakima will offer nearly 20 classes designed for owners, managers, supervisors and workers in the agriculture industry. Experts will instruct each session. Best of all, there’s no cost to attend.

Classes will cover a variety of topics, ranging from saving money on workers’ compensation insurance to details about the new requirement to provide paid sick leave to workers in 2018. Two classes will be offered in separate Spanish and English sessions: Farm Labor Contracting and Agriculture Employment Standards.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and Washington State Department of Agriculture are sponsoring the event.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

Free Agriculture Business Training Day

When: Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Check-in starts at 8 a.m.

Where: Perry Technical Institute – Construction Building
2011 W. Washington Ave.
Yakima, Wash. 98903

Cost: Free

If you need assistance, please call 360-902-6366 or email Julie Perales.



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