Fall 2017 Education Courses
All courses will be held at the Butte County Farm Bureau office
2580 Feather River Boulevard, Oroville, CA 95965
Fall 2017 Course Registration
The Butte County Farm Bureau is excited to continue our partnership with AgSafe to host more trainings for Farm Bureau members this spring. AgSafe is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the food and farming industries’ commitment to a safe, sustainable workforce and food supply, by providing practical education and resources.
The Fall 2017 trainings will include:
Human Resources Issues
November 9, 2017
English: 8:00am – 12:00pm
$40 Per Person
This course is for farm owners, managers, supervisors, employers and human resource personnel.
Essential Elements of Hiring
You've hired a new employee, it’s their first day of work, now what? Learn how to conduct new employee orientation, including what essential paperwork must be completed, what must be provided to the employee and how to effectively use an employee handbook.
Terminating an employee is a difficult decision. This session will identify employment laws that affect termination, help you mitigate issues by properly documenting your decision to terminate and discuss best practices to ensure a worry free discussion.
Double Check Your Paystub
Sick leave, overtime, break times ...what needs to be on the paystub? Missing information on a paystub can result in costly lawsuits and fines. Avoid this issue, by learning what the law requires.
Pesticide Safety Instructor Training
December 12, 2017 – Spanish
December 13, 2017 – English 8:00AM – 5:00PM
$115 Per Person
Includes Morning refreshments and lunch
Anyone handling or training others to handle pesticides is encouraged to take this course.
This course meets the requirements established by the revised 2018 Worker Protection Standard, which is mandated by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. This workshop will qualify participants, who successfully complete the program, the ability to train fieldworkers and pesticide handlers under these revised regulations. Topics will cover pesticide exposure, signs and symptoms of illness, emergency medical care, proper use of personal protective equipment, safe handling and transportation of pesticides and laws and regulations regarding labels and safety data sheets.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion and Continuing Education hours for Private Applicator Licenses, QAL, QAC and PCA’s.
2018 Safety Training Calendar
- 9 – Wage and Hour & Health and Safety
- 24 – First Aid/CPR Spanish
- 25 – First Aid/CPR English
- 6 – Heat Illness Prevention and Sexual Harassment Prevention
- 17 - Harvest and Pruning Essentials
- 20 - Human Resource Essentials
- 11 – Pesticide Safety Workshop Spanish
- 12 – Pesticide Safety Workshop English
More course and registration information will be available soon.
Fall 2017 Course Registration
The Butte County Farm Bureau is always looking to improve and expand the education course program for members. If you have any feedback, courses you would like to see BCFB offer or any questions about current courses, please contact Rachel Castanon in the Butte County Farm Bureau office at (530)533-1473 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.