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Agriculture labor relations forum assists farmers’ about safe practices

Folks listening in on a session at the day and a half long forum. (Source: WALB) Folks listening in on a session at the day and a half long forum. (Source: WALB)
UGA Tifton Conference Center (Source: WALB) UGA Tifton Conference Center (Source: WALB)
Charles Hall, Executive Director of Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (Source: WALB) Charles Hall, Executive Director of Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Farmers across Georgia gathered at the UGA Tifton Conference Center on Tuesday.

Around 100 people were there to learn more about labor regulations for farms of all sizes.

This year's agriculture labor relations forum discussed Department of Transportation regulations, workers compensation and wage fairness.

Charles Hall, the executive director of Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, said the forum is a refresher course to hear from industry experts about safe practices. 

"I think it's just making sure the growers have the information that they need to be able to operate their farms and their agribusinesses and not have issues with violating any government regulations," explained Hall.

Hall said this is the second year his association along with the Georgia Farm Bureau and other sponsors have hosted the day and a half event. He said he expects to host another conference next year. 

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