The family farm is all grown up. Farms today employ a mix of family and non-family employees in exciting jobs in a dynamic agriculture industry. Workforce Development is about taking a human resources approach to driving economic growth. At the farm level, workforce development practices can build a happier, more productive workforce. At the regional level, workforce development by trade groups, educational institutions and government can help create conditions for agriculture businesses to thrive. The bottom line is clear, no business or industry can thrive or even survive, without skilled and competitive people. Ag Workforce Development is about bringing the best of Workforce Development and Human Resource Management to the agriculture industry.