Kentucky Ag News

Hinton elected president of Agriculture Workforce Management Association


Special to Kentucky Agricultural News


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Steven Hinton of Breckinridge County was elected as the new president and Robert Gray of Christian County was elected as a new board member of the Agriculture Workforce Management Association Inc. (AWMA) at its annual meeting held on Jan. 17 in Owensboro.

AWMA is one the largest H-2A agencies in the United States. The H-2A program is a government program that allows agriculture employers to request foreign workers for temporary or seasonal employment. Located in Lexington, AWMA manages the H-2A process for over 500 employers in surrounding states.

The AWMA officers and board members for 2015 are as follows:

President, Steven Hinton - Breckinridge Co
Vice-President, Mark Turner - McLean Co
Board Member, Robert Gray - Christian Co
Board Member, Joe Spalding - Marion County
Board Member, Tim Tarter - Pulaski County

The primary function of AWMA is to provide guidance to its stockholder employers who wish to apply for temporary alien agricultural labor certification for the purpose of employing H2A workers on a temporary or seasonal basis. Learn more about the AWMA by visiting