This article outlines a four-step model for developing a training program for farm labor supervisors. The model draws on key lessons learned during the development of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Farm Labor Supervisor Training program. The program is designed to educate farm supervisors on farm labor laws and to support compliance with workplace regulations critical for the safety of farmworkers and the economic sustainability of agricultural industries. Attentive to building partnerships, assessing needs, tailoring the curriculum, and conducting evaluations, the model can be applied elsewhere to address the farm labor issues confronted by specialty crop growers in other states.
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Roka, F. M., Thissen, C. A., Monaghan, P. F., Morera, M. C., Galindo-Gonzalez, S., & Tovar-Aguilar, J. A. (2017). Lessons Learned Developing an Extension-Based Training Program for Farm Labor Supervisors. The Journal of Extension, 55(4), Article 27. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss4/27