Education and Training

Tidbits from Trainings: How To Know You're Well Hydrated

May 17, 2018

During our heat illness prevention trainings one thing we always emphasize is the importance of drinking water and staying hydrated, especially for outdoor workers. Our body is made up of 70% water, and it uses water for every function: for our brain to work/think properly, to extract the energy from the food we eat, and  to discard what we do not need, etc. This is why staying hydrated is so important for our health and to keep our body functioning properly. Here are our suggestions on how much water you should be drinking and two simple ways to know if you are drinking enough. 

WCAHS Offers Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to Agricultural Employers

February 20, 2018

All workers should feel comfortable and safe in their workplaces.  Unfortunately, sexual harassment at work is a common occurrence, and aside from the harm it can do to individuals, it can also have damaging effects on productivity and morale within the organization. This is the topic addressed by a new Sexual Harassment and Prevention training offered by WCAHS.

Healing Through Farming: The Farmer Veteran Coalition

November 28, 2017

Finding viable employment and meaningful careers is a challenge for many of today’s veterans returning home. It can be even more difficult if they are struggling with visible or invisible wounds of war, or both.

Protect Yourself with Integrated Pest Management

November 15, 2016

If there is one thing that hasn’t changed through the centuries, it’s the battle between pests and farmers. Stories of whole crops being decimated in the blink of eye are recorded in every culture.

WCAHS Celebrates California Ag Day 2016

April 29, 2016

WCAHS celebrated California Ag Day 2016 at the State Capitol on March 16th. California Ag Day is an annual event that celebrates the amazing diversity and productivity of California agriculture and the people who work in it.