Published Apr 2, 2013

How to Hire Farm Laborers, By the Books

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Have you thought about hiring farm employees but feel confused or unsure where to start? This farminar is for you. Learn from two farmers about their experiences hiring farm laborers across the spectrum, from H-2A visa holders and migrant seasonal contractor crews, to regular part-time workers and full-time employees. Listen in as the farmers ask questions of experts from each regulatory agency that Iowa farmers will need to work with in order to be legally compliant farm employers.


Michael Staebell – U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division; Dave Eklund – Iowa Workforce Development; Karen Pfab – Wage and Child Labor, Division of Labor Services