ACTION ALERT from AG Workforce Coalition
The following ACTION ALERT from the Agricultural Workforce Coalition is a product of our group effort. AWC includes NCAE and other agricultural associations, many of whom are also NCAE Members. We worked together to reach this positioning. We (Agriculture) cannot afford for Congress to pass Mandatory E-Verify without first (or at least at the same time) addressing our labor needs including a way to keep our existing workers AND future guest-worker programs that can work economically, quantitatively, and when needed for all agricultural employers (seasonal and year-around.) READ MORE & Take Action
What is OPGMA?The Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association (OPGMA) is an organization whose goal is to encourage and support the production of exceptional crops, improve the business intelligence of its members, and expand the consumption of Ohio-grown fruits and vegetables through improved marketing and retail operations. OPGMA provides educational and business development opportunities to any businesses associated with the production and marketing of Ohio’s fresh produce.
Volunteers who are engaged in production and retail govern OPGMA. It is for the industry and by the industry. A member-centric organization, you can expect to feel like you’re a part of the OPGMA family when you join us as a member.
Protecting the well being of our customers should be your number priority. It has been one of OPGMA’s critical issues for several years. Throughout the year, we offer articles and other learning opportunities on this topic.
Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement
OPGMA established the Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement (OPMA) in 2009 to formally address the increasing fears about biological contamination in our fresh food products. OPMA is a state-wide voluntary program that provides a framework for food safety strategies on your farm and inspections for those farms that require it. It is officially approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
OPMA is governed by a separate board of directors and is currently affiliated with OPMGA through management services only.
Become a member
Membership in OPGMA also supports your industry. Your dues underwrite our political and regulatory advocacy efforts, food safety training programs, collaborative marketing programs, and engagement with young professionals and students.