Seasonal labor symposium
Paul Croy, attorney with Robison, Curphey & O’Connell (RCO), will conduct a free symposium for Northwest Ohio farmers who use seasonal labor April 29 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Woodville Farm Bureau office, 109 Portage St., Woodville.
Croy and co-presenters Jason Van Dam and Mark Abramson, will focus on new U.S. tax, immigration and healthcare laws that may change the way farmers hire seasonal workers.
Croy, through his “Keeping the Farm in the Family” program, spends much of his time advising farm families on estate and income tax laws. He will speak on tax issues at the symposium. Van Dam will discuss immigration reform and how it affects the migrant worker system, and Abramson will discuss how to comply with the Affordable Care Act and minimize its impact on farming and food production businesses.
The symposium is free to attend. Call 419-249-7900 to reserve a seat.
CIFT social media seminar
The Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) will host a seminar addressing the benefits of using technology for food entrepreneurs May 15 from 5-6 p.m. at the Northwest Ohio Cooperative Kitchen (NOCK), 13737 Middleton Pike (SR 582), Bowling Green.
Food-related business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those who are looking to establish an online presence for their food product(s) are encouraged to attend the seminar titled “Marketing Your Food Product Through Social Media.”
Jim Konecny, manager of marketing and communications, CIFT, will discuss the fundamentals of social media, why the medium is valuable, as well as trends, pros and cons of most popular social media tools, and how the communication can benefit a food business.
The cost is $25 per person or $40 for two guests, payable by cash or check at the door. The cost includes networking opportunities and light refreshments.