From Planting to Harvest 2018: Growing the MSFW Talent Pool (Webcast)

The migrant and seasonal farmworker (MSFW) population is on the upswing and Michigan Works! Agencies and Talent Investment Agency staff are key to connecting them to opportunities here in Michigan.   

This training will provide a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the MSFW program, as well as effective outreach practices for connecting with migrant and seasonal farm labor to meet Michigan’s needs.

Training topics will include:
  • Roles and responsibilities,
  • Service definitions,
  • Processing job orders and H-2A job openings and applicant pools
  • Outreach worker communications
  • Language barriers - the applicant pool is Spanish-speaking and your employer is English-speaking. Learn how to meet the demands of employers in this situation.
Key Takeaways
  • Writing local Agriculture Job Orders and the role each partner plays
  • Coordinating labor movement in accordance with planting and harvesting seasons throughout the state
  • H-2A & H-2B requests – responsibilities of the order holding office and applicant holding office
  • Outreach methods for reaching migrant and seasonal farm workers

  • All state MSFW staff
  • Frontline Michigan Works! Employment Services (ES) Staff
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Partner organizations with an interest in MSFWs


Date and Time

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
1:30 – 3:00 PM


$10.00 Member
$12.00 Nonmember


Presented by:

Gerardo Aranda, Migrant Seasonal Farmworker Program Manager/State Monitor Advocate, Talent Investment Agency, State of Michigan