The disproportionately large segment of baby boomers employed in skilled trades and their impending retirement adds to the expected workforce shortage in coming years, but that might be good for new hires.
Trade tariffs, expansion and an oversupply of protein have become common concerns for pork producers in the last several months. But perhaps their biggest concern is finding and keeping good employees.
Finding the right help for the farm is one of the most crucial elements to maintaining a sustainable and profitable farming operation. But you might need to venture outside our country’s borders to find it.
The agriculture careers needed to feed millions of people in the future must be filled by people from all walks of life and all backgrounds. Are you doing your part to bring young people to agriculture?
The National Pork Board announces the opening of the application period of the 2018 Pork Industry Scholarships, for college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in swine production management.