Annual Agricultural Conference
On November 17, 2015, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Upjohn Institute will hold a conference to explore labor issues affecting agriculture and the rural Midwest. Farm jobs are key components of rural income in the Midwest, yet non-farm employment can be vital for many agricultural families. At the conference, experts from academia, industry and policy institutions will discuss workforce trends, labor challenges and ways to improve life in the rural Midwest. The goals of the conference include understanding key issues related to rural and farm labor; describing the effects of labor challenges in rural areas; examining policies that affect rural and farm jobs; and grappling with possible solutions that would position the midwestern economy and agriculture for prosperous futures.
The conference will be preceded on November 16, 2015, by a performance of a play that deals with immigrant experiences in agriculture. We will have a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the play at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to attend the reception and play, the registration fee is $25.00.
Vang – A Drama About Recent Immigrant Farmers
Deadline for Conference Rate: October 16, 2015
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