According to the USDA, the domestic demand for dairy has reached a 56-year high. At the same time, farm labor wages are also trending upwards. AgDay’s Betsy Jibben explains more in this week’s Dairy Report.
While the process of finding an employee who fits the bill remains challenging, taking time to showcase your farm’s culture and making them feel a part of the team could help your new hire stick around a little longer.
In addition, agricultural producers, as a group, tend to be very independent, do it ourselves types, and the transition into being people managers instead of maybe “livestock or crop managers” is not the easiest.