Leadership & Management Agenda

© Sarah Anne Risk



2021 Leadership & Management (Spanish)

Conference Agenda

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Our in-person capacity has been reduced this year because of COVID-19 and we are now SOLD OUT. We hope you will take advantage of our Live Zoom Access Registration for your team.

Supervisor & Manager Schedule | Fieldworkers Schedule
Meet the Speakers |Printable Calendar  | Calendario Imprimible

Supervisors & Managers Schedule

Wednesday, November 10th / Supervisors & Managers

7:00am - 8:00am

COVID Vaccination Card Check, Registration and Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome & Announcements

8:10am - 9:30am

Farming Adaptations to Climate Change
Miguel Garcia, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager, Napa County Resource Conservation District

The impacts of climate change have affected agriculture all around the world and have forced farmers to change the way they work the land. In recent years, California farmers have faced intense drought, heat waves, salt water intrusion, and high intensity and frequency of forest fires. Adaptation to these ever-changing conditions is necessary to prevent productivity declines and to ensure the land will continue being fertile for the incoming generation of farmers. On this talk, we will discuss how wine grape operations can adapt to the impacts of climate change through improvements in soil health. Participants will get the opportunity to learn how different management practices impact soil health and ways in which soil health can be enhanced in vineyards.
9:40am - 10:30am

Managing Pest & Disease in the Vineyard
Rolando Sanchez, General Manager, Walsh Vineyards Management

Join Rolando Sanchez, GM Walsh Vineyard Management, to deepen your understanding of pest and disease from a vineyard manager’s perspective. How do we manage the vineyard to minimize pests and disease and what are best practices for addressing a problem when it arises? This session will focus on managing vineyards through a plethora of challenges that include, drought, virus, trunk disease and other production factors are pertinent to the growers landscape.

10:40am - 11:30am

Water Management in the Vineyard
Cecilia Agüero, Viticulturist and Instructor at University California Davis and Santa Rosa Junior College

Water is critical for viticulture sustainability. In this talk, we will review basic principles of soil-plant-water relations and grapevine water requirements for optimal yield/quality. We will also discuss how to monitor grapevine water status and irrigation scheduling.
11:30am

Lunch

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Napa Valley AVAs Presentation with Guided Tasting
Miguel Luna, Partner, Silverado Farming Company


Thursday, November 11th / Supervisors & Managers

7:30am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast, COVID vaccination card check for any new attendees

8:00am

Welcome & Announcements

8:10am - 10:00am

Supervisor Empowerment Training
Nicol Cadet, Owner and Trainer, Nicola Health & Safety

Learn how to become a more successful leader, mentor, improve communication, make better decisions, manage conflict and build a team. Gain insights on how to establish a positive work culture with a plan for developing cross-cultural intelligence and creating a healthy, safe and productive work environment. Motivating people to act towards achieving a common goal.
10:00am

Break
10:30am - 12:00pm

Performance Management & Annual Reviews
Devorah Allen-Solorio, Owner and Trainer, Allen-Solorio Consultancy, LLC

This training will provide supervisors and managers with strategies for performing annual reviews within the context of a performance management plan. They will learn how to set proper expectations regarding behavior, goals, quality, safety, and performance requirements throughout the year. In addition, challenges such as reviewing multi-generational or long time employees will be addressed. Lastly, attendees will learn how to incorporate incentives and rewards as well as a disciplinary plan into the process.
12:00pm

Lunch
1:00pm - 1:50pm

Assessing Credit: What Lenders Look for when Applying for Credit
Mario Gutierrez, Senior Member Services Representative, Redwood Credit Union

No matter if it’s a new credit card, a loan for your dream car, or a mortgage to purchase a home to call your own, applying for credit can be intimidating! Knowing what lenders are paying attention to can provide you insights and the opportunity to position yourself for borrowing success! Join us to learn about “the 5 C’s of credit” that many lenders will be considering when evaluating your loan request and how you can prepare accordingly, depending on the type of loan you’re pursuing.
2:00pm - 2:45pm

Navigating the American Retirement System
Steven Faggiolly, Strategic Retirement Partners
2:45pm - 
3:00pm

State and Federal Government Grants and Loans for Farmers
Victor Hernandez, Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coordinator, USDA

Friday, November 12th / Supervisors & Managers

7:30am - 8:00am

COVID Vaccination Card Check, Registration, Coffee and Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome & Announcements

8:10am - 10:00am

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors
AgSafe
This presentation meets the requirements of SB1343, AB 1825, AB2053 and SB396 and includes the following topics:
  • Information and practical guidance regarding federal and state regulations.
  • Prohibition, prevention, correction and remedies of sexual harassment and abusive conduct in employment.
  • Illegality of: Retaliation, gender identity, and abusive conduct.
  • How supervisors should respond in a variety of situations involving sexual harassment and abusive conduct.
  • Discuss the requirements of an anti-sexual harassment and abusive conduct policy.

10:15am

Break
10:45am - 11:45am

Current Pesticide Laws & Regulations
Fidel Perez, Environmental Program Manager, DPR

This presentation will cover what to look for on the pesticide label, how to protect yourself when you handle pesticides, how to safely handle pesticides and their containers, how to apply pesticides safely, and how to clean up after handling pesticides.

1 hour CE Credit Approved


Fieldworkers Schedule

Wednesday, November 10th / Fieldworkers

7:00am - 8:00am

COVID Vaccination Card Check, Registration, Coffee and Breakfast

8:00am

Welcome & Announcements

8:10am - 9:30am

Napa Valley AVAs with Guided Tasting
Miguel Luna, Partner, Silverado Farming Company
9:30am

Break

10:00am - 10:30am

Farming Adaptations to Climate Change
Miguel Garcia, Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager, Napa County Resource Conservation District

The impacts of climate change have affected agriculture all around the world and have forced farmers to change the way they work the land. In recent years, California farmers have faced intense drought, heat waves, salt water intrusion, and high intensity and frequency of forest fires. Adaptation to these ever-changing conditions is necessary to prevent productivity declines and to ensure the land will continue being fertile for the incoming generation of farmers. On this talk, we will discuss how wine grape operations can adapt to the impacts of climate change through improvements in soil health. Participants will get the opportunity to learn how different management practices impact soil health and ways in which soil health can be enhanced in vineyards.
10:40am - 11:30am

Managing Pest & Disease in the Vineyard
Rolando Sanchez, General Manager, Walsh Vineyards Management

Join Rolando Sanchez, GM Walsh Vineyard Management, to deepen your understanding of pest and disease from a vineyard manager’s perspective. How do we manage the vineyard to minimize pests and disease and what are best practices for addressing a problem when it arises? This session will focus on managing vineyards through a plethora of challenges that include, drought, virus, trunk disease and other production factors are pertinent to the growers landscape.

11:30am

Lunch
12:30pm - 1:20pm

Water Management in the Vineyard
Cecilia Agüero, Viticulturist and Instructor at University California Davis and Santa Rosa Junior College

Water is critical for viticulture sustainability. In this talk, we will review basic principles of soil-plant-water relations and grapevine water requirements for optimal yield/quality. We will also discuss how to monitor grapevine water status and irrigation scheduling.
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
Angelina Ceja, AgSafe


Thursday, November 11th / Fieldworkers

7:30am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast, COVID vaccination card check for any new attendees

8:00am

Welcome & Announcements

8:10am - 9:00am

Give Yourself Some CREDIT!
Mario Gutierrez, Senior Member Services Representative, Redwood Credit Union

The ability to borrow money can be a valuable financial tool but the credit world can be difficult to break into and the rules of the credit “game” aren’t always apparent: Join us for this discussion of credit basics, including credit reports and scores, steps you can take to enter the credit world, and how to handle credit in a way that will best benefit your financial future!
9:10am - 9:30am

Introduction to Lending Circles
Indira López-Jones, UpValley Family Centers

Inspired by informal community lending practices common around the world, Lending Circles is a peer-to-peer loan program. Each member of a circle contributes a monthly payment, and each month a different participant receives the lump sum, until every member has had their turn. It effectively provides a 0% interest loan that can be used to pay down debt, put a down payment on a car, save for college, or build an emergency expense fund. All payment activity to the three major credit bureaus, which means that participation in a Lending Circle helps people build and improve their credit.
 9:40am - 10:15am

Saving for Retirement
Steven Faggiolly, Strategic Retirement Partners
10:15am

Break
10:45am - 12:00pm

Leadership Skills for Farmworkers
Erika Velazquez, Pan American Insurance Services
Ready to take the next step and become a supervisor or manager? Join Pan American to learn about the "must have" skills employers are looking for to become a strong and effective leader.

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Preparing for an Annual Review
Devorah Allen-Solorio, Owner and Trainer, Allen-Solorio Consultancy, Inc.

This presentation will focus on understanding what a performance appraisal is and how an employee can prepare themselves to be successful. Ideas for how to best take personal responsibility for one’s career such as asking good questions, seeking out new training, having a great attitude, and setting an example for co-workers will all be discussed.
2:10pm - 2:30pm

The Secret to Advancing Your Career
Arnulfo Solorio, Partner, Silverado Farming Company


Friday, November 12th / Fieldworkers

No scheduled programs. 


This program is hosted by the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation and free for Napa County farmworkers.