Labor Management Workshops and Webinars

GAPC offers Labor Management Webinars and Workshops in partnership with other organizations to offer GAPC Grower Members and non-members the opportunity to learn more about best practices and resources related to labor management and labor sourcing.  Below you will find the current list of events.


North Carolina

2023 H-2A Adverse Effect Wage Rate Final Rule Special Session

GAP Connections (GAPC) will be hosting a special session on February 2, 2024 with Brian Pasternak, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Employment Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor to present information and answer questions on the 2023 H-2A AEWR Final Rule.

This special session is open to all H-2A employers who are interested in the Final Rule.

GAPC will be conducting GAPC Annual Training at 1:30 p.m. following the TGANC Lunch. Growers who have already completed 2024 GAPC Annual Training or those H-2A employers not involved in tobacco who would like to attend the special session with Brian Pasternak are encouraged to join at 2:30 p.m.


Friday, February 2

  • GAPC Annual Training 1:30 pm
  • Special Session with Brian Pasternak 2:30 p.m.


North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Holshouser Building
1025 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC  27607

Flyer for Special Session

Click here for more information on the H-2A AEWR Final Rule and "Big 6".



Labor Considerations for Tennessee Farmers: Strategies for Securing and Managing Agricultural Labor

This series of workshops addressed financial, legal and human risks facing farmers and agribusinesses that have labor-intensive enterprises requiring hired agricultural labor. The goal of the workshops were to inform participants on the options available for sourcing agricultural labor, costs associated with those options, the legal and regulatory requirements of those options, and best practices for managing labor and maintaining compliance with applicable agricultural labor laws and regulations. 

Speakers Included:

  • Grower Panel comprised of Tennessee Farmers using H-2A or migrant Labor
  • US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division
  • TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • TN Bureau of Workers' Compensation
  • Labor Compliance Consultants
  • GAP Connections
  • University of Tennessee Agricultural & Resource Economics
  • University of Tennessee Extension


 Workshop Presentation (click the link to view the speaker presentations)


Publication W1206: The H-2A Visa Program in Tennessee: General Overview 
(click the link to view the pdf)