It’s certainly been a year filled with ups and downs, said Mike Haag, president of the Illinois Pork Producers. Between trade challenges, rumors of impeachment, African swine fever and more, it has not been boring.
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.
If you’re on the search for the best talent to join your organization, you want to create a welcoming environment. Is it possible your organization's recruiting behavior and reputation is discouraging job seekers?
One of the big draws of the Iowa Pork Congress is their dynamic trade show that draws in pork industry vendors to show off their latest technology, products and scientific advances. Here's a few that caught my eye.
Francis Forst, outgoing chairman of the Missouri Pork Association, presented the Outstanding Legislator Award to Representative John Wiemann (R-103rd District) during the 2019 Missouri Pork Expo on Feb. 12.
Iowa Select Farms and the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation donated 17,000 boneless pork loin roasts during Operation Christmas Meal, a free pork loin giveaway for families unable to afford a Christmas meal this year.
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.