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News Conference Planned at Hartnell College Today to Announce Partnership with California Farm Labor Contractors Alliance (CFLCA)

February 21st, 2006

When: Today (Tuesday, Feb. 21, noon)

Where: Board Room (room 112), Classroom/Administration Building (CAB), Hartnell College, 411 Central Ave., Salinas

Why: To announce a new partnership between Hartnell College and the California Farm Labor Contractors Alliance (CFLCA) that will provide quality education to a vital component of the state's agricultural community. (Hartnell will present the first continuing education seminar on March 3; the class was designed and will be taught by Hartnell agriculture instructors Neil Ledford and John Karnofel.) The CFLCA, a statewide organization formed for the advancement of farm labor contractors, provides members with programs and services that encourage members to contribute to their communities, promotes strict ethnical standards among its members and the agricultural community in general, and participates in legislation critical to farm labor contractor operations. Several Hartnell and CFLCA officials will be on hand to answer questions. They include Edward J. Valeau, Hartnell president; Jesse Alderete Jr., CFLCA president; Blanca Zarazua, CFLCA legal counsel.

For more information, call Cicely McCreight, Hartnell's director of marketing, external relations, grants development and international education, (831) 755-6890, or Blanca Zarazúa, CFLCA legal counsel, (831) 596-3302.