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Event Details


May 22, 2019


Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Cornell University, Stocking Hall Conference Center
411 Tower Rd
Ithaca, NY 14853


$50.00 per registrant

Space is limited to first 40 registrants.


Cornell Dairy Foods Extension and CCE Harvest NY

Pre-Registration Deadline: May 14, 2019


Strategic Workforce Approaches Symposium

May 22, 2019

Strategic Workforce Approaches Symposium
Retention. Attraction. Workforce. People. The dairy industry has consistently shared that these factors need to be improved. Our Cornell Dairy team is hosting a Strategic Workforce Approaches Symposium on Wednesday, May 22nd where we will be hearing from industry partners on existing workforce development resources and current strategies that are working for businesses. Featured speakers will include the Manufacturers Association of Central New York; Bruce Krupke, Executive Vice President of Northeast Dairy Foods Association; Dr. Richard Stup, Agriculture Workforce Specialist of Cornell University; and an industry panel, "Navigating Employee Interaction Strategies."

Following our speakers, we would like input from the audience on how Cornell can best assist processors in developing their workforce.

Cost: $50 registration fee. Registration and fees must be received by Tuesday, May 14. The course is limited to the first 40 registrants.

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The course will be located in the Stocking Hall Conference Center, Stocking Hall, Cornell University, 411 Tower Rd., Ithaca NY.

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