We Grow Apopka - Roundtable & Luncheon - AgriBusiness & Economic & Workforce Impacts
Date and Time
Monday Apr 24, 2023
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Monday, April 24
Hilton Garden Inn - Apopka City Center meeting room
518 East Main Street
Apopka, FL 32703
Reservation & Lunch
$500 - Table Sponsor with Table logo and digital (seating 8)
Signature Event: Presenting Sponsorship: $5,000 up to 15 minutes at the podium during lunch. Opportunity to distribute printed materials to each attendee. Includes up to 10 lunch guests at a premium table position in the event, logo on all digital marketing ads and social media. including Apopka Voice digital publication distribution up to 80,000 recipients.
Join us as we Gather & Grow to hear from local agricultural businesses, Hope CommUnity Center, Florida Chamber Foundation and more to discuss trends, hot topics, advocacy opportunities and challenges. A roundtable conversation opens with local growers, workforce system entities, community-based organizations, and partners, to build an understanding of how we utilize refugee and immigrant assets, and the potential economic impact of needing to identify and recruit different workforce groups.
A conversation about economic impact and issues for local nurseries, growers and agribusinesses when it comes to industry policies, regulations and the immigrant and refugee workforce they may employee. 40% of Florida's farm and growing industry workforce is made up of immigrants and refugees.
- Join this roundtable discussion to learn about benefits & challenges immigrants and refugees bring to the local economy.
- Working with workforce or Immigrant Workers and Refugees Opportunities to partner and leverage funding and resources.
- Finding ways to assist immigrants and refugees in better accessing resources and services that are culturally appropriate.
Attendees will come away with:
- Shared knowledge and connections into key issues facing local growers and growers across the state.
- How to create a culture and approach that builds trust between government agencies, businesses, and immigrant workers and refugees, and
- How to begin partnerships and leverage partnering programs and resources to improve services for both immigrant workers and refugees.