Agriculture has a lot of workforce challenges confronting us today. At times we need to look up from those challenges and make sure we are preparing for the future. Thanks to the folks at Progressive Dairyman magazine for giving me the opportunity to write on this subject. See: "A vision of the future dairy workforce" in … Continue reading A vision of the future dairy workforce
As I gaze into the future of the agricultural workforce a few things are becoming clearer. Ag employees of all kinds are going to be harder to find and more expensive than ever before. What can ag employers do? First things first, for too long labor has been a poorly managed expense category, especially for … Continue reading Let’s Measure Labor Expenses
Progressive Dairyman, May 2017 Check out my article in the latest edition of Progressive Dairyman. Thanks to the magazine for featuring it!
I have talked with many farmers over the years who firmly state that they would not be in business if it weren't for immigrant workers. They will also firmly repeat the familiar line that "Americans just won't do this type of work." We may be heading for a time when the truth of both of … Continue reading Contingency Planning: What if immigrant workers are not available?