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Finding Common Ground

Ensuring healthy and productive workers requires a broad perspective, inquisitive minds, and a commitment to collaboration.

The University of Minnesota's Center for Integrative Leadership, Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership, and Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center invite you to participate in the sixth of a series of “Finding Common Ground” forums designed to foster conversation among participants with diverse perspectives to discover and advance a common good.

Participants from academia, media, industry, intergovernmental, nongovernmental and governmental organizations will examine this issue in a neutral forum that considers multiple perspectives.

About the forum

The increasing global demand for food has implications for immigration policy, regulatory oversight, and production methods. Often overlooked is the health and well-being of agriculture workers including safety, access to health care, and successful integration into local communities. A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to assure the safety, health and welfare of the worker, reliable and productive employees, and vibrant rural communities will benefit all stakeholders.


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Finding Common Ground 2014

Topic: The Changing Agriculture Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for the Worker, the Employer, and the Community
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen, MN
January 16, 2014

Summary Report

Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for a working forum on the challenges and opportunities that the changing agriculture workforce brings for workers, employers and the community.

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